This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...re fundamental one: the switch of the concept of rights from the individual to the collective — which means: the replacement of “The Rights of Man” by “The Rights of Mob.”
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> Since only an individual man can possess rights, the expression “individual rights” is a redundancy (which one has to use for purposes of clarification in today’s intellectual chaos). Bu
t the expression “collective rights” is a contradiction in terms.
Any group or “collective,” large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights oth...