Thursday, November 04, 2010

Today -100: November 4, 1910: Of canting and sickening hypocrisy

Henry L. Stimson reviews yesterday’s Carnegie Hall speech by his rival John A. Dix: “Canting and sickening hypocrisy, calculated to turn a man’s stomach.” The hypocrisy is that Dix wants tariffs reduced, but two years ago his partner in the wallpaper biz asked for increased duty on imported wallpaper. Aren’t you offended by Dix’s “sanctimonious cant”? Stimson thinks you should be.

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