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"More yet: everything of prudence and good sense points to the uselessness, ineffectiveness of such acts. And, finally, immediate and perhaps plenary punishment is bound to follow. [Yet] one was free to concentrate on the act itself, without regard to its reception in the world. Free also to concentrate on moral preparation, consistency, conscience.
"One had very little to go on; and went ahead nonetheless. Looked at in this light, the 'little' appeared irreducible, a treasure."
Thanks, Dan. I certainly could not have said it better. And you would be proud to know the company I shall be keeping on "The Audacity of Hope."
My thanks, also, to those intrepid readers who many have made it down this far.
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