“Mencken, a great admirer of the Kaiser, characterized American democracy as “the worship of jackals by jackasses.”
“Taking its cue from Mencken, the liberalism that emerged from 1919 was contemptuous of American culture and politics. For the liberals, the war years had revealed that America society and democracy were themselves agents of repression. These sentiments deepened during the 1920s and have been an ongoing current in liberalism ever since.” [i]
[i] The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 41.