This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...gs they are advocating? Why don’t they preach what they practice? Why don’t they name it openly and attempt to justify it, if they can?

The answer is obvious.

(Ju
ne 1963)


14. The Nature of Government

by Ayn Rand


A government is an institution that holds the exclusive power to enforce certain rules o
f social conduct in a given geographical area.

Do men need such an institution — and why?

Since man’s mind is his basic tool of survival, his means of gaining kno...
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