Posted by andreas from p3EE3C3E8.dip.t-dialin.net (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 6:00PM :
From Mencken's assessment of life in the United States:
"We live in a land of abounding quackeries, and if we do not learn how to laugh we succumb to the melancholy disease which afflicts the race of viewers-with-alarm [...]
In no other country known to me is life as safe and agreeable, taking one day with another, as it is in These States:
[...]Even in a great war the number who suffer by it is vastly surpassed by the number who fatten on it and enjoy it. Thus my view of my country is predominantly tolerant and amiable.[...]"
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