A new site I have been visiting is called Mad Dogs Lair. He throws out some interesting ideas, many of which are copied from other sources and he links those sources. That is well and good but when I come across a quote I like, I want to know where it comes from. I can get it but it requires several clicks and I am a lazy clicker.
In a recent post he referenced H.L. Mencken. That is a name I have heard and I have read quotes from him before. I clicked on the link. That took me to a second site called American Digest which had the longer quote but still not a solid reference. So I clicked on its link.
Finally I got to a primary source. It was complete and well documented. What was the line that got me going? After describing why candidates of value have little chance Mencken threw in this,
“This leaves the field to the intellectual jellyfish and inner tubes.”What a great line to describe our current Washington cabal.
homo unius libri