H. L. Mencken Quote

All of the great patriots now engaged in edging and squirming their way toward the Presidency of the Republic run true to form. That is to say, they are all extremely wary, and all more or less palpable frauds. What they want, primarily, is the job; the necessary equipment of unescapable issues, immutable principles and soaring ideals can wait until it becomes more certain which way the mob will be whooping.


On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe (ed. JHU Press, 1956) - ISBN: 9780801853425

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