If you fear a plot

3962-lec13-1536x865The Jesuits knew that if you want to confound your enemies, the best technique is to create clandestine sects, wait for dangerous enthusiams to precipitate, then arrest them all. In other words, if you fear a plot, organize one yourself; that way, all those who join it come under your control.

Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

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