A remarkable warning from 1944

Now we have a  quasi-socialist in the White House, these words sound a piercing alarm across the decades: "While men are still pondering upon the causes of the rise and fall of civilizations, every page of history cries to us that there is but one source of progress: Individual Man in independent action. Collectivism is the ancient principle of savagery. A savage’s whole existence is ruled by the leaders of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. We are now facing a choice: to go forward or to go back."--Ayn Rand, Reader's Digest, January 1944. Read it all.
[Thanks: BJS]