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Truth is dangerous, it’s power. ” Chelsea shrugged helplessly. ” “For a start, read, read everything factual you can get your hands on, no matter what anyone else says or thinks about it. Communist, fascist, liberal, conservative, radical, moderate, progressive read it all, file it away in your mind. Run it all through the filter. Shake it, sift it, and keep an open mind while you do it. Question, suspect—everything! “Subject every source to the test of reason, of logic, and let it stand or fall on its merit.

Frank was first. All went well until the take-down, when he hesitated, scratching his head, ears crimson against white hair. ” On the second try he got it, and O’Connel went down slapping the mat. The circle cheered, and Frank swaggered back to the circle, skinny arms held wide. “Ah, I guess I made you eat some mat all right, huh, Mr. ” O’Connel got up stiffly. ” From her place in the shadows Solange smiled. She liked Frank. One by one they took turns. Chelsea was last. When it came to kick she faltered.

For a start, read, read everything factual you can get your hands on, no matter what anyone else says or thinks about it. Communist, fascist, liberal, conservative, radical, moderate, progressive read it all, file it away in your mind. Run it all through the filter. Shake it, sift it, and keep an open mind while you do it. Question, suspect—everything! “Subject every source to the test of reason, of logic, and let it stand or fall on its merit. Think for yourself— and always, always ask— Why am I being told this?

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