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Robert A. Heinlein Quotes: Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.
         

Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.


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