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If you are the target of a character assassin, powerful or lowly, a low profile is the worst strategy.
The Schecters have been feeding at the post-cold war history through for several years, digesting legitimate documents and oral garbage indiscriminately to produce such volumes as The Sky Who Saved the World and now the memoirs of a murderer turned character assassin.
Why wait to be directly challenged by a character assassin to do so?