Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Quote of Day

"The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he see it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair." -- H.L. Mencken


Cossack in a Kilt said...


I'm quite enjoying your blog. Do keep up the good work---and leavenings from Mencken are always welcome!

Semper fi, peace and freedom.

Alan Bock said...

Thanks,cossack. I gave up wanting to be the reincarnation of Mencken some time ago and figured just being myself would be enough. But he's certainly influenced me and reinforced my decision to stick with newspaper work a while longer.

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