Thursday, November 06, 2008

FFF and Mencken

Mencken always found his mark. From yesterday's Email Update from the Future of Freedom Foundation:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or think anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.
— H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Sixth Series [1927]

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