This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...f only by routine and tradition, and to claim some sort of moral justification for their power, of a mystical or social nature. Just as the absolute monarchs of France had to in- voke “The Div
ine Right of Kings,” so the modem dictators of Soviet Russia have to spend fortunes on propaganda to justify their mle in the eyes of their enslaved subjects.
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In mankind’s hist
ory, the understanding of the government’s proper function is a very recent achievement: it is only two hundred years old and it dates from the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. Not...