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Where the human mind is not fed with any doctrine at all, it is simply at the mercy of the first mean sophistry or two-penny cynical generalization that it may hear from a fast schoolfellow or vulgar employer.

G. K. Chesterton

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When a human mind is fed with a doctrine of whatever kind the process of thinking is halted, leaving the victim vulnerable to manipulation.

Ironic, that Chesterton falls into the very sophistry of cynical generalizations he decries.

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