Quote Of The Day — January 18, 2015

Here is tragedy—and here is America. For the curse of the country, as well of all democracies, is precisely the fact that it treats its best men as enemies. The aim of our society, if it may be said to have an aim, is to iron them out. The ideal American, in the public sense, is a respectable vacuum.

H. L. Mencken, (12 September 1880 – 29 January 1956), “More Tips for Novelists” in the Chicago Tribune (2 May 1926)


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5 Responses to Quote Of The Day — January 18, 2015

  1. captbogus2 says:

    Mencken was a sharp wit, too.

  2. captbogus2 says:

    Didn’t he have something to do with the Scope’s Monkey Trial or the Loeb and Leopold murder trial?

    • Grouchy says:

      G’Morning, Capt
      Only as a critical reporter, as far as the Scopes Trial was concerned. I am not aware of his relationship with the Loeb and Leopold murder trial.

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