This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...y was placed outside the moral law, as its embodiment or source or exclusive interpreter — and the inculcation of self-sacrificial devotion to social duty was regarded as the main purpose of e
thics in man’s earthly existence.
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Since there is no such entity as “society,” since society is only a number of individual men, this meant, in practice, that the rulers of so
ciety were exempt from moral law; subject only to traditional rituals, they held total power and exacted blind obedience — on the implicit principle of: “The good is that which is good for s...