This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... government as the guardian of “law and order” — the fact that even the most evil types of government found it necessary to maintain some semblance of order and some pretense at justice, i
f only by routine and tradition, and to claim some sort of moral justification for their power, of a mystical or social nature. Just as the absolute monarchs of France had to in- voke “The Div
ine Right of Kings,” so the modem dictators of Soviet Russia have to spend fortunes on propaganda to justify their mle in the eyes of their enslaved subjects.
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