Video: Ayn Rand on Israel and the Middle East Conflict

November 10th, 2009

Fascinating interview on Donohue from 1979. My rough transcript:

“Whose side should one be on, Israel or the Arabs? I would certainly say, Israel, because it’s the advanced technological, civilized country, amidst a group almost totally primitive savages who have not changed for years and who are racist and who resent Israel because its bringing industry and intelligence and modern technology into their stagnation.”

“I don’t resort to terrorism. I don’t go around murdering my opponents. Innocent woman and children. That is what I have against the Arabs. That takes the conflict out of the sphere of civilized conflict, and makes it murderous, and anyone who resorts to force is a monster. And that’s what makes me condemn and despise them.”