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… is from page 40 of the 2009 edition of H.L. Mencken’s splendid 1926 volume, Notes on Democracy (footnote deleted): Politics under democracy consists almost wholly of the discovery, chase and scotching of bugaboos. The statesman becomes, in the last analysis, a mere witch-hunter, a glorified smeller and snooper, eternally chanting “Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum!” Comments

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… is from page 40 of the 2009 edition of H.L. Mencken’s splendid 1926 volume, Notes on Democracy (footnote deleted):

Quotation of the Day…Politics under democracy consists almost wholly of the discovery, chase and scotching of bugaboos. The statesman becomes, in the last analysis, a mere witch-hunter, a glorified smeller and snooper, eternally chanting “Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum!”

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He is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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