Society is a large number of men who live together in the same country, and who deal with one another.

“Textbook of Americanism”
The Ayn Rand Column, 88

Modern collectivists . . . see society as a super-organism, as some supernatural entity apart from and superior to the sum of its individual members.

“Collectivized ‘Rights’”
The Virtue of Selfishness, 103

A great deal may be learned about society by studying man; but this process cannot be reversed: nothing can be learned about man by studying society — by studying the inter-relationships of entities one has never identified or defined.

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