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CHAPTER ONE SCIENCE & LIBERTY Liberty…is the great parent of science and of virtue; and…a nation will be great in both, always in proportion as it is free. —THOMAS JEFFERSON TO JOSEPH WILLARD, 1789 Science as subversion has a long history. —FREEMAN DYSON, 1989 Over the past few centuries, two . . . Read more


CHAPTER SIX THE TERROR As distant as heaven is from earth, so is the true spirit of equality from that of extreme equality. —MONTESQUIEU, 1748 The French Revolution was as much the progenitor of modern totalitarianism as of modern democracy. —CHARLES COULSTON GILLISPIE, 2004 In the troubled years leading up . . . Read more