This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... can have only one meaning: the power of brute, physical force — which, in fact, is not a “power” but the most hopeless state of impotence; it is merely the “power” to destroy; it is t
he “power” of a stampede of animals running amuck.
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Yet that is the goal of most of today’s intellectuals. At the root of all their conceptual switches, there lies another, mo
re fundamental one: the switch of the concept of rights from the individual to the collective — which means: the replacement of “The Rights of Man” by “The Rights of Mob.”