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The Devil's Dictionary: The Skwib Updates: P

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The Devil's UpdatesPATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish read to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

The Skwib Update

PATRIOTISM, n. See The Devil’s Dictionary. Also, the second, third and fourth choice, and especially pervasive around election time.