One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power.Rate it:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Bertrand Russell

English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)

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