30 July 2013

On the web: "A 93-Year-Old Prophecy Comes To Pass"



H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died  1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore  Evening Sun, which appeared in the July  26, 1920, edition:


"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents more and more closely the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."


---H.L.  Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

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