Quote of the Day

HofstadterThanks to Tyler Flynn of Eastern University for reminding me of this classic essay:

American politics has “served again and again as an arena for uncommonly angry minds, [exhibiting] a style of mind, not always right-leaning in its affiliations, that has a long and varied history. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the qualities of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy [of] the ‘paranoid style.'”

–historian Richard Hofstadter, 1964