H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken, (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

H. L. Mencken Quote

“The art of politics, under democracy, is simply the art of ringing it. Two branches reveal themselves. There is the art of the demagogue, and there is the art of what may be called, by a shot-gun marriage of Latin and Greek, the demaslave. They are complementary, and both of them are degrading to their practitioners. The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and then pretends that he believes it himself.”

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
~ H. L. Mencken

"Notes On Democracy"

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Pretty funny, welcome to Amerika.

jim k, Austin, Tx

The last two sentences tell it all.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

I'm not going to pay to much attention to this quote, don't want to risk being called a "demaslave."


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