Patriotism

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Thanks to Charles Burris:

PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

11:28 am on June 29, 2010
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