The Virtue of Selfishness - Chapter 9, "The Cult of Moral Grayness", Ayn Rand (1964) Summary & Analysis

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In this chapter, Rand discusses the tradition of moral bankruptcy in Western culture and how it is perpetuated by the "fashionable" attitude that, concerning moral issues, there are no blacks and whites, only grays. Rand calls this the "cult of moral grayness", which allows individuals in a society to shirk their responsibility to identify the good and bad in a given situation. To make meaning in her discussion, she defines "white" and "black" in this context to mean "good" and "evil". She declares it a contradiction for people to say it is wrong or narrow-minded to think in terms of black and white, because without black and white, there can be no gray, as gray...

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