[Ads-l] Lies and statistics, another precursor 1885

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Mar 12 14:06:42 UTC 2022

Brag is bad, but fibs are worse; and a mixture of brag and fibs is worst of all, and this is what we find in the Liberationist statistics, as exhibited in the Society’s “Case for Disestablishment, 1884.”

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature…, “Liberation in Scotland,” v. 59, May 16, 1885, p.649 col. 1-2 here 2.

Stephen Goranson

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