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The most terrible crimes of the 20th century have undoubtedly been the result of such idealistic theories -- in which dubious means justify the ends -- as in this 1866 novel.
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Book Description Naxos Audio Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M9626345098