This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...as “the public,” since the public is merely a number of individuals, any claimed or implied conflict of “the public interest” with private interests means that the interests of some men are to be sacrificed to the interests and wishes of others. Since the concept is so conveniently undefinable, its use rests only on any given gang’s ability to proclaim that “The public, c � ��est moi ” — and to maintain the claim at the point of a gun.

No such claim has ever been or can ever be maintained without the help of a gun — that is, without physical for...
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