Politics & Alarm…

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

H.L. Mencken (1880 to 1956)

Henry Louis Mencken was an American journalist, controversialist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English, as well as being a pungent critic of American life who powerfully influenced American fiction through the 1920s.


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