Our adversary is not new, as most people believe—but in fact older than history itself. Who or what is it exactly? Our immortal Edgar Allan Poe left us the scientific tool to solve the mystery. He spelled it out in his great detective stories, especially “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and in his nonfictional “Maelzel’s Chess Player.”

The answer to this riddle is fundamental to our post-Nov. 8 strategy, and to reclaiming the prostituted name of “science” from hoaxsters like the “climate-change” industry.

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