On Suppression: Bertrand Russell's Second Commandment

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:53pm
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.

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Trent Gilliss (@TrentGilliss),  Executive Editor / Chief Content Officer for On Being
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(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."

See « Russell's First Commandment.

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