Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mencken Gone

Three years short of six decades ago today, H.L. Mencken passed away.

A quote of choice:

The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.
Wrote Prof. Paul E. Gottfried over at Alternative Right back in 2011 of Mencken:
He did not write or do much that would please our present rulers. Except for his rants against Christianity, this satirist did not leave behind the sorts of slogans that would suggest that he was politically progressive. In fact, if Mencken had gotten what he wanted, most of our political class would lose their public financing and be forced to become gainfully employed.

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