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Not Wanting To Be Free By H. L Mencken

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In the 1880’s to 1990’s, the government had not yet reached a point at which they could proclaim the United States as safe. However, in our contemporary society, this is not the case, as a majority of the U.S. is considered safe. It is safe to say that, although, the people of other centuries viewed freedom as a trivial and considered their safety to be of utmost importance. This phenomena in the centuries happens to not apply in our current society. Therefore, H.L. Mencken’s statement about not wanting to be free is not necessarily wrong, but does not apply to society at the moment. There are many examples of new men in this case adults who view freedom from their parent’s gaze is far more important than them securing a good life, good wealth,
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