Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Our presidents have been getting to be synthetic monsters, the work of a hundred ghost- writers and press agents so that it is getting harder and harder to discover the line between the man and the institution.
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Letter, July 6, 1951, to his friend, literary critic Edmund Wilson. The Fourteenth Chronicle: Letters and Diaries of John Dos Passos, ed. Townsend Ludington (1973).
In reference to presidents of the United States.