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Quotation by Bernard Devoto
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Harper's Magazine (New York, Dec. 1949)
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Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows.
Bernard Devoto (1897–1955), U.S. historian, critic. "Sometimes They Vote Right Too," The Easy Chair (1955).
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