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… is from page 42 of the late Harvard historian Richard Pipes’s splendid 1999 volume, Property and Freedom: They [the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau] displayed just the right mixture of noble sentiment, lofty rhetoric, muddled thinking, and disregard for reality to attract those intellectuals who, like him, refused to “tolerate the world as it is.” Comments

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… is from page 42 of the late Harvard historian Richard Pipes’s splendid 1999 volume, Property and Freedom:

Bonus Quotation of the Day…They [the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau] displayed just the right mixture of noble sentiment, lofty rhetoric, muddled thinking, and disregard for reality to attract those intellectuals who, like him, refused to “tolerate the world as it is.”

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He is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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