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0 those who object to the hideousness of some of the

facts in this book let it here be said that just such big, brutal facts enabled and persuaded Mr. Taft and Mr. Roosevelt (and their class) to protect their youthful sons against joining the Army and the Navy, where they would be befouled by the morally rotting influences made evident by these facts. Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Taft-we may be sure-provided the mothers of their sons with inside information on these matters.

If, sometimes, in reading this book your cheeks redden with the shame of the facts, turn at once to pages 290 and 350.

No wrong can live long if we all dis

cuss it.

Tyranny is safe - while it rests on ignorance.

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Flattery is the first, and the prison or the rifle is the last, resort of rulers.

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LL unjust people, all harsh rulers, all legalized robbers,

all slave masters, all small-brainel people, all who Aatter and fleece the working class, all snobs, boobs, bigots, crooks, cowards, plutocrats and aristocrats, always dread the three great rights of discussion; namely, freedom of as

semblage, freedom of speech, and freedom of the pressalways. Why?

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1 "All truth is safe and nothing else is safe; and he who keeps c back the truth or withholds it from men, from motives of expe

diency, is either a coward or a criminal, or both."--Max Müller.

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