This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... — which means: the values required for man’s survival qua man — which means: the values required for human survival — not the values produced by the desires, the feelings, the whims or the needs of irrational brutes, who have never outgrown the primordial practice of human sacrifices.”

Ever since their first publication, Ayn Rand’s works have had a major impa
ct on the intellectual scene. Her new morality — the ethics of rational self-interest — challenges the altruist-collectivist fashions of our day. Known as Objectivism, her unique philosophy ...
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