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Quotation by Jeanine Basinger
A small town is automatically a world of pretense. Since everyone knows everyone else's business, it becomes the job of the populace to act as if they don't know what is going on instead of its being their job to try to find out.
Jeanine Basinger (b. 1936), U.S. film and social historian. A Woman's View, ch. 7 (1993).
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