luni, 29 decembrie 2014

on H. L. Mencken - 2

About the big businessmen of his day, the oligarghs H.L.Mencken wrote:
"On the contrary, it seems to me that such swine were and are my enemies even more plainly than the Communists, not only because they devouted themselves to robbing me, but also and more importantly because their intolerable hoggishness raised the boobery in revolt, and the ensuing revolt threatened to ruin me even more certainly."  (1941)
/republished in Terry Teachout's "The skeptic", who adds:
"Yet he preferred them to politicians."

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