This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
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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
development can confer on some human beings the “right” to violate the rights of others.
The right of “the self-determination of nations” applies only to free societies or
to societies seeking to establish freedom; it does not apply to dictatorships. Just as an individual’s right of free action does not include the “right” to commit crimes (that is, to viol...