chapter  7
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A Better World for All

Books beget books; books beget actions. They can amuse and they can teach. Now their educative, reforming interest has not been of like intensity throughout the ages. It reached a high point in the eighteenth century. The drive was especially strong in France, where a corrupt government oppressed the masses. The intellectuals who were responsible for the subversive propaganda were, as could be expected, molested by the censor because he well realized that no good could come of their rantings. 1