“The Arabs are one of the least developed cultures. They are typically nomads. Their culture is primitive, and they resent Israel because it’s the sole beachhead of modern science and civilization on their continent. When you have civilized men fighting savages, you support the civilized men, no matter who they are.”
– Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand, born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum (February 1905 – March 1982) has been a significant influence among libertarians and American conservatives. The Objectivist movement attempts to spread her ideas, both to the public and in academic settings.
Ayn Rand’s Objectivism rejects an array of ideas and modes of living that it deems are primitive by nature and indicative of a primitive culture. Objectivism views primitive states of existence as being “savage” and marred in mysticism, fatalism, ignorance, superstition, poverty, passivity, and collectivism.
The cure to such a society Objectivism holds is Western civilization, capitalism and…
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