Just yesterday Media Nation noted, in a link, that the quote “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” should be attributed to Samuel Johnson. Today the Weekly Dig gives the credit to H.L. Mencken.
What gives? Here’s what. According to Bartleby.com, Mencken appended Johnson’s dictum with this: “But there is something even worse: it is the first, last, and middle range of fools.”