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Civilized Men vs. Savages

Posted: November 17, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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“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. Israel is a mixed economy inclined toward socialism. But when it comes to the power of the mind—the development of industry in that wasted desert continent—versus savages who don’t want to use their minds, then if one cares about the future of civilization, don’t wait for the government to do something. Give whatever you can.”

–Ayn Rand on Israel (Ford Hall Forum lecture, 1974)


  1. Susan Mackey

    Excellent. No one wants to speak like this any more, but she right.

  2. Richard Weinfeld

    I was there. A great lecture as were all of her talks at Ford Hall Forum (her only public appearance venue.) Rand once devoted an entire talk to discrediting anti-trust regulations based on Constitutional law and free-market principles.

  3. Js

    Nothing has changed.nothing new here. We must share this with the world. People just don’t get it. Unfortunately, many American Jews.

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