Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Disfranchisement of the Right

The non-philosophical attitude of most rightists, who surrendered the intellect to the leftists . . . permitted the intellectuals to play the game of “window dressing,” i.e., to preach political tolerance or impartiality and to practice it, on suitable occasions, by featuring the weakest, most befuddled champion of capitalism as a representative of the right. (Which led people to the conclusion: “If this is the best that can be said for the right, then the leftist position must be true.”)

~ Ayn Rand in 'The Disfranchisement of the Right' (The Ayn Rand Letter)

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