17 Dec Quotation of the Day…
Posted at 08:44h in Voluntary Exchange Sources
… is from pages 56-57 of the 2009 edition of the incomparable H.L. Mencken’s 1926 book, Notes on Democracy:
The great masses of men, though theoretically free, are seen to submit supinely to oppression and exploitation of a hundred abhorrent sorts…. Politics becomes the trade of playing upon its [the masses’s] natural poltroonery – of scaring it half to death, and then proposing to save it. There is in it no other quality of which a practical politician, taking one day with another, may be sure. Every theoretically free people wonders at the slavishness of all the others. But there is no actual difference between them.
Read the Full Article here: >Cafe HayekCafe Hayek