This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...are to be sacrificed to the interests and wishes of others. Since the concept is so conveniently undefinable, its use rests only on any given gang’s ability to proclaim that “The public, c �
��est moi ” — and to maintain the claim at the point of a gun.
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No such claim has ever been or can ever be maintained without the help of a gun — that is, without physical for
ce. But, on the other hand, without that claim, gunmen would remain where they belong: in the underworld, and would not rise to the councils of state to rule the destinies of nations.