This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...perpetrated by socialism, the sea of blood and the millions of victims, remember that they were sacrificed, not for “the good of mankind” nor for any “noble ideal,” but for the festering vanity of some scared brute or some pretentious mediocrity who craved a mantle of unearned “greatness” — and that the monument to socialism is a pyramid of public factories, public theate rs and public parks, erected on a foundation of human corpses, with the figure of the ruler posturing on top, beating his chest and screaming his plea for “prestige” to the starless void abo...
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