TITLE

Meditation In E Minor

AUTHOR(S)
Mencken, H. L.
PUB. DATE
November 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author presents his experience about capitalism. The class that I belong to is an interior subclass of the order of capitalists. I am not rich, but my ease and welfare depend very largely upon the security of wealth. Hence I am in favor of laws protecting property, and am admirer of the Constitution of the United States in its original form. But though I am thus in favor of property and would quite content to see one mob of poor men set to gouging and ham-stringing another mob of poor men in order to protect it, it by no means follows that I am in favor of the wealthy people, who now run the United States, or of the politics that they preach in their kept press. My dilemma, is not unique. Thousands of other men must face it--men of my class, men of related classes, perhaps even men of classes far removed.
ACCESSION #
14521672

 

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