Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Common II

"You protest, and with justice, each time Hitler jails an opponent; but you forget that Stalin and company have jailed and murdered a thousand times as many. It seems to me, and indeed the evidence is plain, that compared to the Moscow brigands and assassins, Hitler is hardly more than a common Ku Kluxer and Mussolini almost a philanthropist."
--H. L. Mencken,
in an open letter to Upton Sinclair, printed in The American Mercury, June 1936.

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