Patriotism, n.- Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first. – -Ambrose Bierce, (24 Jun 1842-1914)
San Francisco editor and writer Bierce lived at 330 Guerrero St. in the Mission District.