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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 95 of H.L. Mencken’s essay “On Being an American,” as it is reprinted in the 1996 Johns Hopkins University Press collection of some of Mencken’s essays, Prejudices: A Selection:

Here is a country in which all political thought and activity are concentrated upon the scramble for jobs – in which the normal politician, whether he be a President or a village road supervisor, is willing to renounce any principle, however precious to him, and to adopt any lunacy, however offensive to him, in order to keep his place at the trough.


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