Henry mencken. Baltimore Sun

H. L. Mencken

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About all one can do is ask the reader simply to accept the fact and pass on. . His papers were distributed among various city and university libraries, with the largest collection held in the Mencken Room at the central branch of Baltimore's. As a scholar, Mencken is known for , a multi-volume study of how the English language is spoken in the United States. In he fought against what he regarded as fraudulently successful writers and worked for the recognition of such outstanding newcomers as and. Mencken Henry Louis Mencken , and the insightful management guru Peter Drucker.

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H.L. Mencken House

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. Answered Mencken: So is a doctor. Henry Mencken considered us part of a large and ever-growing species he called homo boobien s, my professor explained. This, in fact, is the central objection to democracy: that it hinders progress by penalizing innovation and non-conformity. . .

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H. L. Mencken

henry mencken

If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. Its worst extortions, even when they are baldly for private profit, carry no certain penalties under our laws. Yet their blissful relationship ended abruptly with Sara's death in 1935, and for the remainder of his life, Mencken buried himself in his work. In time of trouble he looks to it to perform miracles for his benefit; at other times he sees it as an enemy with which he must do constant battle. The contemporary cynic of which Mencken is an example desires the same.

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H.L. Mencken

henry mencken

He is regularly quoted in newspapers and magazines, appearing in such diverse publications as the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Vogue magazine. He believed that every community produced a few people of clear superiority. . And the man walked away from the roll call vote with over 1,700 delegates. Santa Claus makes children good in precisely the same way, and yet no one would argue seriously that the fact proves his existence. Huitzilopochtli, like many other gods, had no human father; his mother was a virtuous widow; he was born of an apparently innocent flirtation that she carried out with the sun.

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Did H. L. Mencken Say the 'White House Will Be Adorned by a Downright Moron'?

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But Mencken's antipathy to the cultural tastes of individual capital ists must not be confused—as he never did—with opposition to capital- ism as such. As Mencken suggests, the proliferation of books on sex hygiene has scientifically explained away its alluring mystery. . He was of and spoke in his childhood. Is it a fact of no little significance that robbing the government is everywhere regarded as a crime of less magnitude than robbing an individual?. Knopf New York, 1956 , pp.

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Henry Louis Mencken House (Baltimore)

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Barnes New York, 1961 , p. What lies behind all this, I believe, is a deep sense of the fundamental antagonism between the government and the people it governs. But Wilson largely failed in his role of president for America—for all Americans, especially. In the 1920's, Mencken directed his fire against the tariff and other special privileges to favored business groups, against laws and edicts against free speech and other personal liberties, and especially against the monstrous tyranny of Prohibition. So with folk-song, folk-myth, folk-balladry.

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