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The Affairs of Dame Rumor (1948)

The Affairs of Dame Rumor
 
Rumors are born of ignorance and superstition. They batten on gullibility, avarice, fear and hate, and their issue is panic, hysteria, and even war. Here is a study of rumor and its monstrous progeny -- that includes in its glorious company aphrodisiacs, sea serpents, and Men from Mars -- and a few wise words on how to combat the evil and slay the monster.

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