A reader who accepts at face value everything in this book--in any book, for that matter--will have missed its main point. I hope to stimulate thought, not to suppress it; to raise questions, not to pronounce dogma; to suggest answers and ways of getting answers, not to set down formulae. I do not mean the substantive discussion is factually inaccurate. Nor is it, despite its relative brevity, incomplete. But the way facts are ordered, and inferences drawn from them, is a product of the perspectives and values of authors. I do not refer simply to "liberal" and "conservative" prejudices. I mean also the determination of what is worth examining and what may safely be ignored; the interpretation of the way . . .
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