This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
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There is only one basic principle to which an individual must consent if he wishes to live in a free, civilized society: the principle of renouncing the use of physical force and delega
ting to the government his right of physical self-defense, for the purpose of an orderly, objective, legally defined en- forcement. Or, to put it another way, he must accept the separation of fo
rce and whim (any whim, including his own).
Now what happens in case of a disagreement between two men about an undertaking in which both are involved?
In a free soci...