… is from page 247 of the 1997 Johns Hopkins University Press edition of H.L. Mencken’s indispensable 1956 collection, Minority Report :
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.
May 2015 be filled with greater skepticism and suspicion of all messiahs (and of their academic entourages) promising ‘solutions’ to this and that social imperfection, whether real or imaginary.