Carnegie, Dale -Publishers — Simon and Schuster, New York, copy right 1936

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I am a conservative. Not a Donald Trump supporter or a wild-eyed neo-con or a Thatcherite ideologue, but the old-fashioned kind—the kind whose attitudes can actually be discerned from the word “conservative.”


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Comey, James, A Higher Loyalty, Truth, Lies and Leadership — Macmillan; Main Market edition

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A few is enough for me; so is one, so is none.

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