Many thanks for posting this gem. It seems the more things change the more they stay the same. In many of the passages, one could easily swap out the names of Wilson and Roosevelt for other politicians, chief executives and otherwise. It seems the human condition and the aphrodisiac of power will repeatedly produce the same results. And, that the press would rather be members of court than to watchdog court. Perhaps, that might explain their latching on to the left. The right would never include them as members of court yet the left welcomes them in as stakeholders.
Malcolm Forbes’ tag line was always “with all thy getting, get understanding”. Mencken appears to have gotten more than his share of understanding.
Many thanks for posting this gem.I second that!