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Dorothy Demetracopolou Lee

"Some years ago, I published a book of selections of my articles. I had written them for my colleagues as a form of communication. When they appeared as a book, they were used in undergraduate courses. And I found out, with horror and guilt, that the students I talked to had found the truth. I was the author, I gave the authoritative statements. I could not even argue with them because they answered me back from the authority of my book. I felt that I had dumped a load of gravel on new, thin, weak, gloriously alive grass, or even on seed that had never had a chance to sprout."

1976. Valuing the Self. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

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