4.5.2021 – Rule of by people

Rule of by people
has little support in facts
for the theory

For the Mencken Project

Taken from The Minority Report, #343, by HL Mencken, 1956

The line is, “The Theory behind representative government is that superior men – or, at all events, men not inferior to the average in ability and integrity – are chosen to manage the public business, and they carry on this work with reasonable intelligence and honesty. There is little for this theory in the know facts.”

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