This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... prominence the issue of international prestige has suddenly acquired and what grotesquely suicidal policies are justified by references to matters of “prestige.” Observe that during the rec
ent Cuban crisis — when the factual issue concerned nuclear missiles and nuclear war — our diplomats and commentators found it proper seriously to weigh such things as the “prestige,” th
e personal feelings and the “face-saving” of the sundry socialist rulers involved.
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