As a group, businessmen have been withdrawing for decades from the ideological
battlefield, disarmed by the deadly combination of altruism and Pragmatism.
Their public policy has consisted in appeasing, compromising and apologizing:
appeasing their crudest, loudest antagonists; compromising with any attack, any
lie, any insult; apologizing for their own existence. Abandoning the field of
ideas to their enemies, they have been relying on lobbying, i.e., on private
manipulations, on pull, on seeking momentary favors from government officials.
Today, the last group one can expect to fight for capitalism is the