Historians of another century will record the rise of the Ku Klux Klan during the "World War," and its fall thereafter, according to humor. A Carlyle will call it a peculiarly malignant form of social indigestion, where avaricious scoundrels milked a large and ignorant public of great sums in "membership fees," in return for inflaming mass prejudices against
or nearly half the U. S. population of that time. The ignorant public enjoyed being inflamed until it learned how it had been milked.
A Voltaire will say that the Klan was a movement of child-minded...