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Quotation of the Day…
Posted By Don Boudreaux On June 27, 2011 @ 10:07 pm In Politics | Comments Disabled
… is from page 242 of what is perhaps the most indispensable volume on my bookshelves, A Mencken Chrestomathy ; Mencken is here writing about T.R. Roosevelt – the paragon of a modern politician:
What ailed him was the fact that his lust for glory, when it came to a struggle, was always vastly more powerful than his lust for the eternal verities. Tempted sufficiently, he would sacrifice anything and everything to get applause.
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