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The response to my books from my East Coast friends has been wildly various, running the gamut from "bad" to "very bad." (Is there another gamut?)
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Beware of your wishes: They will probably come true.
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Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
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The war of mankind against other living things: Man has muliplied to the swarming stage, become a scourge and a pestilence upon the Earth, a threat to all life, including his own. Man the Pest.
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I am a redneck myself, born and bred on a submarginal farm in Appalachia, descended from an endless line of dark-complexioned, lug-eared, beetle-browed, insolent barbarian peasants, a line reaching back to the dark forests of central Europe and the alpine caves of my Neanderthal primogenitors.
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