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Notes on Democracy, Mencken, H.L.

Notes on Democracy

Authors: Mencken, H.L.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: LIT016000, PHI019000, POL007000
ISBN: 9780307830784, Related ISBNs: 0307830780, 9780307830784
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: [Democracy] is, perhaps, the most charming form of government ever devised by man... It is based on propositions that are palpably not true and what is not true, as everyone knows, is always immensely more fascinating and satisfying to the vast majority of men than what is true...

H.L. Mencken, America's greatest journalist and critic, wrote Notes on Democracy over 80 years ago. His time, the paranoid and intolerant years of World War I, Prohibition and the Scopes trial, is strikingly like our own. Notes isn't just a blast from the past, but also a perceptive and unsentimental report on contemporary life.

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