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More on the Wrongly Attributed Statement from Crooked Timber. In a break with usual Internetting policy, I highly recommend reading the comments. There’s some great material in there.

Every two minutes on Twitter, someone tweets, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” and wrongly attributes it to Edmund Burke. Burke never said any such thing. But the myth persists.