H.L. Mencken

“government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”

On the writings of Woodrow Wilson: “its ideational hollowness, its ludicrous strutting and bombast, its heavy dependence on greasy and meaningless words . . . and almost inexhaustible mine of bad writing, faulty generalizing, childish pussyfooting, ludicrous posturing and na├»ve stupidity. To find a match for it one must try to imagine a biography of the Duke of Wellington by his barber.”

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