Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Notes on Democracy review

My review of Dissident Books' new edition of Mencken's classic Notes on Democracy appears today on Strike the Root. The case against government as we know it is overwhelming, and as Mencken makes vividly clear, democracy is but another way to grow the state. Democratic Man, accordng to Mencken, is someone who
can imagine and even esteem, in his way, certain false forms of liberty – for example, the right to choose between two political mountebanks, and to yell for the more obviously dishonest -- but the reality is incomprehensible to him.
And Democratic Man will be going to the polls November 4 to express his false conception of liberty.

Monday, September 1, 2008

iPatriot Act is ready and waiting

The government's war against freedom will one day include the internet.  The only thing needed for the iPatriot Act to pass is a web Pearl Harbor.  

An early George Gershwin song from the musical "Miss 1917"

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