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These are the instincts that drive the verbalist and theorist, the filmmaker, the philosopher, the magician.
And what, asks Melville, "to the ostentatious smuggling verbalists are the thoughts of thinkers but Loose-Fish?
This is true in politics too-conservatism, or any philosophy, needs to be cogently and honestly articulated before it can sway the policy minds and verbalists who in turn shape popular politics.