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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page x of the Preface to the original edition of the late Johns Hopkins political philosopher Gottfried Dietze’s 1963 book, In Defense of Property:

I wrote this book not in order to defend my material goods, of which I possess only a few, but from the belief that the protection of private property is a prerequisite for a free and moral society and that progress can be best assured if we are permitted to keep and liberally dispose of what we acquire by means of the free and honest use of our faculties.