Individualism, united with altruism, has become the basis of our western civilization. It is the central doctrine of Christianity “love thy neighbor” say the Scripture, not “love your tribe”; and it is the core of all ethical doctrines which have grown from our civilization and stimulated it… Plato was right when he saw in this doctrine the enemy of his caste state; and he hated it more than any other of the ‘subversive’ doctrines of his time… Never was a man more in earnest in his hostility toward the individual.