4.20.2021 – melodramatic

melodramatic
pursuit of monsters, mostly
imaginary

For the Mencken Project.

Taken from Notes on Democracy, 1927

From the line: The whole history of the country has been a history of melodramatic pursuits of horrendous monsters, most of them imaginary. It was long ago observed that the plain people, under democracy, never vote for anything, but always against something.

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