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Thought for the day— on idealism (or, perhaps, ideology)

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.’

– H L Mencken.

Thought For The Day

The Liebster Award

A. J. Reeves, who writes milesofpages, has nominated me for the Liebster Award.

What is the Liebster Award?

“The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the Internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. 864 more words


Quotation for Today - 10/02/2018

As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents more and more closely the inner souls of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.”

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  • “You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.” ~H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken

Twilight of American Sanity

The title of this post is identical to the title of an important book by Allen Francis, MD. The subtitle is “A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump.” The book begins with the following epigraphs: 658 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Amusing form of government

Here are a couple of quotations to begin the week:

H. L. Mencken loved the spectacle of democracy, and conceded the American system “provides the only really amusing form of government ever endured by mankind.” 223 more words

Democratic Institutions

Quote of the Day

Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got used to it.

—H. L. Mencken