“There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing
climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.”

—Karl Marx, Preface to the 1872 French edition of Das Kapital.

"Caravan on the Silk Road," circa 1380
"Caravan on the Silk Road" from the Atlas Catalan, circa 1380. Image used with creative commons licensing.

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