What is an individualist?

“Individualism regards man—every man—as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association,...

What is collectivism?

“The political expression of altruism is collectivism or statism, which holds that man’s life and work belong to the state—to society, to the group, the gang, the race, the nation—and that the state may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it...

What is statism?

Where the political result of individualism is capitalism (a social system where the individual does not live by permission of others, but by inalienable right), the political result of collectivism is some form of statism: a social system where the individual lives...