The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. A Galileo could no more be elected President of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of soft illusion.

H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American writer and journalist [Henry Lewis Mencken]
(1918)
Added on 31-Mar-05 | Last updated 31-Mar-05
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