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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 42 of the late Harvard historian Richard Pipes’s splendid 1999 volume, Property and Freedom:

They [the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau] displayed just the right mixture of noble sentiment, lofty rhetoric, muddled thinking, and disregard for reality to attract those intellectuals who, like him, refused to “tolerate the world as it is.”


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