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By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream, July 4, 2021

Jason Jones is a senior contributor to The Stream. He is a film producer, author, activist and human rights worker. You can follow him at @JasonJonesShow…. John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism.

This column originally appeared July 2, 2020. We are republishing it to mark Independence Day, 2021.

Welcome to our time capsule, Forbidden Knowledge. We’re writing this compendium of political, historical, and philosophical wisdom in the vexed year 2020, AD. At least, that’s the calendar still used as we pen these words. We hope, of course, that it still will be when you pick up this book, in some ten or twenty years. But at this point, we cannot be sure. Perhaps it will be the Year of the Revolution (YR) 15 or something. History will have hit “reset” with the burning of Manhattan, the Vatican or the Library of Congress.

We hope that you may purchase this book legally, since you live in a society that still welcomes free inquiry and open debate. One that still learns from its past, and recognizes the value of honoring our fathers and mothers. But it would be reckless for us to assume that. …

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