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More Wisdom from C. S. Lewis


From The Pilgrim’s Regress, his first post-conversion book:

“The heresies that men leave are hated most”; widespread drunkenness is the father of Prohibition and Prohibition of widespread drunkenness. Nature, outraged by one extreme, avenges herself by flying to the other. One can even meet adult males who are not ashamed to attribute their own philosophy to “Reaction” and do not think the philosophy thereby discredited.

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