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A Safe Bet

“No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” — H.L. Mencken


H L Mencken

” I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. “

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NOVEMBER 8: "Sister Carrie" published

ON THIS DATE in 1900, Doubleday published Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, a novel about an eighteen-year-old who comes to Chicago from Indiana, takes up with a wealthy man, and gradually achieves Broadway success as her lover sinks into degradation. 139 more words

Review: An Infuriating American

An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken

Hal Crowther

The tone of this extended essay is established up front by a quote from the subject himself, H.L. 365 more words



With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law, it’s a joke. -Will Rogers

Mistermuse recently asked himself Why, if he likes jokes so much, he can’t stand politicians. 335 more words