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H. L. Mencken on Capitalism

“What we confront is not the failure of capitalism, but simply the failure of democracy.

Capitalism has really been responsible for all the progress of the modern age. 210 more words

Political Philosophy

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