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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 40 of the 2009 edition of H.L. Mencken’s splendid 1926 volume, Notes on Democracy (footnote deleted):

Politics under democracy consists almost wholly of the discovery, chase and scotching of bugaboos. The statesman becomes, in the last analysis, a mere witch-hunter, a glorified smeller and snooper, eternally chanting “Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum!”