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The Wreckage of the Consensus

Ayn Rand

Presented at: FHF 1967 Wreckage of the Consensus

Date: Apr 16, 1967

In this 1967 lecture, Ayn Rand discusses two prominent issues of the day: the Vietnam War and the military draft. Focusing on Vietnam, Rand argues against the morality of fighting a war that does not serve any national interest. Rand also explains how the military draft violates the rights of those conscripted. Relating both of these controversies to an earlier talk, “The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus,” she argues that current events demonstrate the fragility and inevitable breakdown of the alleged ideal of “government by consensus.”

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Parts: 1

Handout: none


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