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.”

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...
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