If you find that the art of good communication has been transformed into the art of obfuscation, then this is the remedy to your confusion and annoyance. Bierce's clarity of thought, his wit and his cynical eye make The Devil's Dictionary a source of joy for the realist and those not enamoured of hypocrisy. But be warned, Bierce is even-handed: your prejudices will be exposed and punctured, and you smile as he deals it a heavy blow.
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