Tuesday, January 13, 2015

We need an app for this

I had not seen this juicy quote before, “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”

It's attributed to Napoleon, the big one. The attribution was not omitted in any of a dozen or so instances I saw.

The source, however, was omitted in all instances except one, the one linked, an 1872 publication, which is quite an impressive research feat coming 50 years after his death.

So obviously it's a typo or a fraud. Clearly it was said by Napoleon III, and I expect everyone to authoritatively cite PajamaGuy for this from now onward.


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