I found that quotation in H.L. Mencken's A New Dictionary of Quotations on Historical Principles From Ancient and Modern Sources (1942). Ain't it a beaut? Let's pass the hat and send the genocidal tyrant a copy on his next birthday (March 11). If you've got a better birthday present in mind, send your idea to email@example.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name in "The Fray,"Slate's readers' forum, in a future article, or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)
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