.....Ambrose Bierce was a journalist, a writer, and a satirist.
As the author of The Devil's Dictionary, he also had a
reputation for being a little bit cynical.
I can't see the cynic here:
"Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property.
The theory that land is property subject to private ownership
and control is the foundation of modern society, and is
eminently worthy of the superstructure."
I see the cynic here:
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance
with the limitations and incapacities of the human
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in
place of a state religion.
Optimism: the doctrine or belief that everything is
beautiful, including what is ugly.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to
Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest
of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private