The Roots of War

by Ayn Rand
From Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
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  • 1 For a detailed, documented account of the full extent of Russia’s looting, see Werner Keller, East Minus West = Zero, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1962.
  • 2 Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine, Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1964, p. 121. Originally published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1943.
  • 3 New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1955.
  • 4 Ibid., p. 189. The quotation on “the spirit of imperialism” comes from R. E. Osgood, Ideals and Self-Interest in America’s Foreign Relations, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953, p. 47.
  • 5 Ibid., p. 199.
  • 6 Ibid.