Mencken on imaginary hobgoblins

May 31, 2013 by History in a Hurry

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.

-H.L. Mencken, In Defense of Women (1918)

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