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A little jaundiced on the ability of the masses to improve themselves. Still, a good review of the inherent flaws of democracy.Published 5 months ago by DBHouston
A true pleasure to read. Mencken writes in a style that combines the insightful analysis of an Alexis de Tocqueville (Democracy in America) with the biting and sarcastic... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Clearpoint
Had me laughing and nodding in agreement from the first page. Mencken could have written this today. The characters haven't changed.Published on November 27, 2013 by will2be
While his illustrations are by now quite dated, Mencken's message is hardly anachronistic, and his delivery is superlatively witty. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by Frederick J. Woods
- Why I Read This Book
The Mises Institute was selling this for $1. I have of late been questioning whether a democratic republic is a viable governmental form. Read more
For most of the first half of the twentieth century, H.L. Mencken was one of this country's foremost social commentators. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Eric Mayforth
This book could have been written last year. He was insightful into the politics of his time. The footnotes reveal a time in our history that most of us were not aware of... Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Willoughby
Any page of this book tells you more about the American illusion/delusion of having rights, than thirty years of earnest or evil politicans ever could. Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by tierny
His argument of the ignorant masses still holds up today just by the simple fact that most people have never heard of the hugely influential Mr. Read morePublished on April 23, 2010 by Franklin the Mouse