This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ociety (or for the tribe, the race, the nation), and the ruler’s edicts are its voice on earth.”
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This was true of all statist systems, under all variants of the altruist- colle
ctivist ethics, mystical or social. “The Divine Right of Kings” summarizes the political theory of the first — ” Vox populi, vox dei ” of the second. As witness: the theocracy of Egypt
, with the Pharaoh as an embodied god — the unlimited majority rule or democracy of Athens — the welfare state run by the Emperors of Rome — the Inquisition of the late Middle Ages — the...