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Unfit to Rule

05 Aug

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right…The United States has never developed an aristocracy really disinterested or an intelligentsia really intelligent. Its history is simply a record of vacillations between two gangs of frauds.

— H.L. Mencken, Notebooks

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Posted by on August 5, 2010 in Humor, Politics

 

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