recognition of individual rights entails the banishment of physical
force from human relationships: basically, rights can be violated only
by means of force. In a capitalist society, no man or group may initiate
the use of force against others. The only function of the government, in
such a society, is the task of protecting man’s rights, i.e., the task
of protecting him from physical force."
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York: New American Library, 1966.
Original black cloth over green cloth spine lettered in silver and in
gilt, slipcase with printed paper label. $2800.
theory (of the Good) holds that the good is neither a attribute of
“things in themselves” nor of man’s emotional states, but an
evaluation of the facts of reality by man’s consciousness
according to a rational standard of value. (Rational, in this context,
means: derived from the facts of reality and validated by a process of
reason.) The objective theory holds that the good is an aspect of
reality in relation to man -- and that it must be discovered, not
invented, by man."
--Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
limited edition, #68 of 700 copies, signed by Rand on the limitation
page. With additional articles by Nathaniel Branden, Alan
Greenspan, and Robert Hessen. Very light shelfwear to slipcase, slipcase
with limitation number discreetly penned, generally fine.