"PLAYBOY: In Atlas Shrugged, one of your leading characters is asked,
'What's the most depraved type of human being?' His reply is surprising: He
doesn't say a sadist or a murderer or a sex maniac or a dictator; he says, 'The
man without a purpose.' Yet most people seem to go through their lives without a
clearly defined purpose. Do you regard them as depraved?
RAND: Yes, to a
This comes from an Interview Playboy Magazine did with Ayn Rand.