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guillotine
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a device used to behead people who are to be executed by the state (most associated with the French Revolution); or executing someone in such a manner
  • It looked like a walk to mount either a pedestal or a guillotine.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (32% in)
  • I seized the boats that sailed under the flag of the idea which I am fighting: the idea that need is a sacred idol requiring human sacrifices-that the need of some men is the knife of a guillotine hanging over others-that all of us must live with our work, our hopes, our plans, our efforts at the mercy of the moment when that knife will descend upon us-and that the extent of our ability is the extent of our danger, so that success will bring our heads down on the block, while failure...
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (25% in)

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