Perhaps the most relevant of Mencken's aphorisms
By Alberto Mingardi
David Henderson has celebrated H.L. Mencken’s birthday by posting some of his best aphorisms on democracy and politics. I would just like to commend the following one, which seems to me to be the most relevant for contemporary policy issues: from soft paternalism to military interventions.
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.