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Culture And Society

Quote of the Day: The Evil of Communism

“When, at the age of twelve, at the time of the Russian revolution, I first heard the Communist principle that Man must exist for the sake of the State, I perceived that this was the essential issue, that this principle was evil, and that it could lead to nothing but evil, regardless of any methods, details, decrees, policies, promises and pious platitudes.“
Government And Business

Ayn Rand in The Conservative

Ayn Rand’s Los Angeles Times column “Our Alleged Competitor” is republished in the April issue of The Conservative. The Conservative is a new quarterly journal founded and edited by Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament. In this 1962 column, Rand discusses the rationalizations used to excuse Soviet Russia’s failures.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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