Thursday, February 11, 2016

Quote of the Day (H. L. Mencken, on National Political Campaigns)

“A national campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism [the convention] and a couple of hangings thrown in. It is better, even, than war.”—Journalist H. L. Mencken (1880-1956), “Generally Political” (1944)

God, doesn’t this year prove it? Except that now the Presidential campaign is like a circus, plus roller derby, plus wrestling, plus a mixed-martial-arts match, plus a reality show.

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