Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The most dangerous man

"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably, he comes the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally, he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are."

H.L. Mencken, Smart Set Magazine, 1919

(h/t to Often Right, Rarely Correct)

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