This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d controlled by the intellectuals, carried by them out of their stuffy ivory towers into those bloody fields of practice where they unite with their allies and executors: the thugs.

> What, then, is the motive of such intellectuals? Power-lust. Power-lust — as a manifestation of helplessness, of self-loathing and of the desire for the unearned.

The desire fo
r the unearned has two aspects: the unearned in matter and the unearned in spirit. (By “spirit” I mean: man’s consciousness.) These two aspects are necessarily inter-related, but a man’s...
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