"The practical objection to Puritanism, as to every form of fanaticism, is that it singles out certain evils as so much worse than others that they must be suppressed at all costs. The fanatic fails to recognise that the suppression of a real evil, if carried out too drastically, produces other evils which are even greater."
[Bertrand Arthur William Russell] (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator
The Recrudescence of Puritanism, in Sceptical Essays, 1928
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