This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand associates or political rulers — are not merely mistaken, but evil. Observe that this dread leads them to sanction, to help and to spread the very evil whose existence they fear to acknowle dge.

If people did not indulge in such abject evasions as the claim that some contemptible liar “means well” — that a mooching bum “can’t help it” — that a juvenile d
elinquent “needs love” — that a criminal “doesn’t know any better” — that a power-seeking politician is moved by patriotic concern for “the public good” — that communists are...
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