This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...thentic benevolence could evade or ignore so great a horror on so vast a scale.
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Socialism is not a movement of the people. It is a movement of the intellectuals, originated, led an
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...