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“All authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised. When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly used, it produces a good effect by creating, or at any rate bringing out, the spirit of revolt and individualism that is to kill it.
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The Woman Novelist and Other Stories by Diana Gardner
The wonderful Persephone Books have issued a number of short story collections, but this was one that I had a particular interest in getting hold of. 634 more words