H. L. Mencken Quote

The most popular man under a democracy is not the most democratic man, but the most despotic man. The common folk delight in the exactions of such a man. They like him to boss them. Their natural gait is the goose step.


Prejudices Second Series (ed. 1920)

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The most popular man under a democracy is not the most democratic man, but the most despotic man. The common folk delight in the exactions of such a...

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The most popular man under a democracy is not the most democratic man, but the most despotic man. The common folk delight in the exactions of such a...

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The most popular man under a democracy is not the most democratic man, but the most despotic man. The common folk delight in the exactions of such a...

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The most popular man under a democracy is not the most democratic man, but the most despotic man. The common folk delight in the exactions of such a...