If predation is not a virtue, than neither is altruism a virtue. Indeed, they are different sides of the same coin. While the former sacrifices others, the latter sacrifices the self. Both negate the value of human life & undermine the achievement of individual dignity.
Egoism, properly understood, celebrates life of all people & allows individuals to discover valuable ways to serve the interests of others through voluntary arrangements while serving their own interests… .
Political idealism as collectivist schemes to create “new” social orders led to th worst crises of 20th Century as twin beasts of communism & fascism led to violence, oppression & genocides. In turn, the pursuit of “social” justice involves similar collectivist means & ends.
Yet institutions grounded in individualism allow voluntary interactions that lead to discovery of justice, peace & prosperity… .