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Joseph de Maistre

“Now, there is no such thing as ‘man’ in this world. In my life I have seen Frenchmen, Italians, Russians, and so on. I even know, thanks to Montesquieu, that one can be Persian. But as for man, I declare I’ve never encountered him.”

Joseph de Maistre, Considerations on France
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Considerations on France Considerations on France by Joseph de Maistre
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