Today's Guardian has a column by one of my favorite writers, Simon Jenkins. His words are always wise, his comments sharp, and his opinions worth noting. His topic is my favorite cynic, among other things.
In this column, there are a few noteworthy quotes. The first applies to all Fox News fans: "Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known," (French cynic Montaigne)
The second explains the financial success of the likes of Rupert Murdoch and Glenn Beck: "No one has ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the masses." (H.L.Mencken)
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.