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Stephen Colbert isn’t alone in kissing off the noble concept of North Carolina’s state motto. “It is not…necessary for a prince to have all the above-named qualities,” Niccolo Machiavelli advised in “The Prince” (1532), “but it is very necessary to seem to have them.” And then there was Ferdinand Waldo Demara (1921-1982), who out of […]

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