The Art of Tetman Callis

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Welcome to America

January 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Dishonest men can be bought and ignorant men can be manipulated. This is the kind of government which private capital, invested in public-service industries, naturally feels that it must have.” — Washington Gladden (quoted in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Vol. XVII, Ch. XVI, Sec. 12)

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  • 1 Averil Dean // Jan 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Has it been ever so, Tetman? It feels so much worse these days, with large segments of the middle class bound and determined to vote against their own interests. When did America stop trying?

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Jan 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t know ever, but it seems often. Or recurring. The quote was from about 100 years ago.

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