This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d has preserved as a reservoir, a wildlife sanctuary, ruled by the mores of prehistorical savagery. If men have grasped some faint glimmer of respect for individual rights in their private deali
ngs with one another, that glimmer vanishes when they turn to public issues — and what leaps into the political arena is a caveman who can’t conceive of any reason why the tribe may not bash
in the skull of any individual if it so desires.
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The distinguishing characteristic of such tribal mentality is: the axiomatic, the almost “instinctive” view of human life as t...