This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... 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
d on what grounds?
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This applies to all forms of tribal savagery, ancient or modem, primitive or “industrialized.” Neither geography nor race nor tradition nor previous state of...