This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d from the rights of its citizens) and a right to demand that its sovereignty be respected by all other nations.

But this right cannot be claimed by dictatorships, by savage tribes
or by any form of absolutist tyranny. A nation that violates the rights of its own citizens cannot claim any rights whatsoever. In the issue of rights, as in all moral issues, there can be no d ouble standard. A nation ruled by brute physical force is not a nation, but a horde — whether it is led by Attila, Genghis Khan, Hitler, Khrushchev or Castro. What rights could Attila claim an...
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