Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.
The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds, by George de la Tour, c. 1635. Louvre Museum, Paris.
Swindle & Fraud
Volume VIII, Number 2 | spring 2015
In Either/Or: A Fragment of Life, published in 1843, Søren Kierkegaard wrote, “What philosophers say about actuality is often just as disappointing as it is when one reads on a sign in a secondhand shop: pressing done here. If a person were to bring his clothes to be pressed, he would be duped, for the sign is merely for sale.”
In most cases men willingly believe what they wish.—Julius Caesar, 52 BC
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