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Spinoza (1632-1677) on WikiLeaks:

posted by drew

12.12.10

"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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