‘Nuff said

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with an air of wonderful omniscience, and not unfrequently with an ignorance hardly surpassed by its arrogance … The facts, if not true, were well invented; the arguments, if not logical, were seductive.

The Evening Pulpit newspaper in Trollope’s The Way We Live Now (1875). Does it sound a bit familiar?

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