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Clown Dynasty

We have had occasion in this this space (see “American Exceptionalism” post) to conjure up the name of H.L. Mencken, and to celebrate his insight on U.S. 631 more words

Tricksters

mencken's global relevance persists...

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“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

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H L Mencken

” Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right.

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Hal Crowther Exhumes the Bane of the Booboisie

Writing a review of Mark Twain in ‘The Smart Set’ magazine for October of 1919, H.L. Mencken gave his opinion of the American people: “To be an American is, unquestionably, to be the noblest, the grandest, the proudest mammal that ever hoofed the verdure of God’s green footstool. 892 more words

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

Wars are seldom caused by spontaneous hatreds...

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“Wars are seldom caused by spontaneous hatreds between peoples, for peoples in general are too ignorant of one another to have grievances and too indifferent to what goes on beyond their borders to plan conquests.

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