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Spinoza (1632-1677) on WikiLeaks:

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"Better that right counsels be known to enemies than that the evil secrets of tyrants should be concealed from the citizens. They who can treat secretly of the affairs of a nation have it absolutely under their authority; and as they plot against the enemy in time of war, so do they against the citizens in time of peace."

--Benedict de Spinoza, Political Treatise (1677)

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