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“The people, incapable as yet of sound judgment as to what is best for them, applaud indiscriminately the most opposite ideas, provided that in them they get a taste of flattery: to them the laws of thought are like the confines of the possible; today they can no more distinguish between a savant and a sophist, than formerly they could tell a physician from a sorcerer.”

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, What is Property?

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