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Date: 1774

"Hence Princes generally neglect nothing which may bring luxury into esteem: they recommend it by their example; they display every where pageantry and magnificence, and are the first to sow in the minds of their subjects those seeds of corruption."

— Marat, Jean-Paul (1743-1793)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.