Monday, 11 August 2014

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On ‘Liberals’

"The majority of those who are loosely identified [today] by the term ‘liberals’ are afraid to let
themselves discover that what they advocate is statism. They do not want to accept the
full meaning of their goal; they want to keep all the advantages and effects of capitalism,
while destroying the cause, and they want to establish statism without its necessary effects.
They do not want to know or to admit that they are the champions of dictatorship and slavery."

- Ayn Rand, in her essay "Conservatism: An Obituary,"
later appearing in her book Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

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