On Suppression: Bertrand Russell's Second Commandment
The second of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on concealing evidence.
(2) Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
~Bertrand Russell, from his "Ten Commandments" of the liberal outlook as it appears in his 1951 New York Timesop-ed, "The Best Answer to Fanaticism—Liberalism."