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And the Moral of the Story Is... (Documentary)

The late British philosopher Bertrand Russell observed, "Most of the greatest evil that man has inflicted upon man comes through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false." Producer Frank Faulk explores the dangers of moral certainty.

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Tapestry - And the Moral of the Story Is... (Documentary)Oct 12, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry And the Moral of the Story Is... (Documentary) Audio
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