Historic Doubts Relative To Napoleon Buonaparte

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Author: Richard Whatley
Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,129 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 414
Added to site: 2006.03.31
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Genre: History
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men believe in the existence and exploits of Napoleon Buonaparte.

It is rather a remarkable circumstance, that it is common to hear Englishmen speak of the impudent fabrications of foreign newspapers, and express wonder that any one can be found to credit them; while they conceive that, in this favoured land, the liberty of the press is a sufficient security for veracity. It is true they often speak contemptuously of such "newspaper-stories" as last but a short time; indeed they continually see them contradicted within a day or two in the same paper, or their falsity detected by some journal of an opposite party; but still whatever is long adhered to and often repeated, especially if it also appear in several different papers (and this, though they notoriously copy from one another), is almost sure to be generally believed. Whence this high respect which is practically paid to newspaper authority? Do men think, that because a witness has been perpetually detected in falsehood

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