The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53662   Message #827708
Posted By: GUEST
16-Nov-02 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mark Twain & Patriots Defined
Subject: RE: BS: Mark Twain & Patriots Defined
H. L. Mencken:
The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.