​H.L. Mencken: Why most lawyers retire to politics

Of all the so-called learned professions, the law seems to be the least interesting to its practitioners. Relatively few of them are ever impelled to write anything about it, and nine-tenths of them seem eager to get out of it at the first chance—into politics, into business. This is surely not true of medicine. I … Continue reading ​H.L. Mencken: Why most lawyers retire to politics

​DEMOSTHENES: SPEECH AGAINST PHILIP OF MACEDON (351 B.C.)

While this is an ancient setting presented in this article, similar scenes present themselves many times in the modern times, just that democracy has become so specialized that the ordinary citizen no longer understands or if he does he has become so divided that no two citizens in any given country/nation speak the same political … Continue reading ​DEMOSTHENES: SPEECH AGAINST PHILIP OF MACEDON (351 B.C.)

​The divine side of Adolf Hitler

THERE IS A DIAMOND IN EVERY MAN, JUST THAT SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO PAINFULLY EXTRACT AND CLEAN IT PREAMBLE: Thousands of books have been written about Hitler. Very few beings in the world have the mental faculties to accommodate objective reality, where one would analyze a character while remaining completely beyond the ordinary human frailties … Continue reading ​The divine side of Adolf Hitler

​Henry Louis Mencken: THE CUNNING POLITICIAN UNDER DEMOCRACY

THE ART OF POLITICS I find myself quoting the German economist, Professor Robert Michels. The politician, he said, is the courtier of democracy. This was a most profound saying - perhaps more profound than the professor, himself a democrat, realized. For it was of the essence of the courtier's art and mystery that he flattered … Continue reading ​Henry Louis Mencken: THE CUNNING POLITICIAN UNDER DEMOCRACY