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The final test of truth is ridicule (H.L. Mencken)

The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few religious dogmas have ever faced it and survived. Huxley laughed the devils out of the Gadarene swine.

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Digressions: H.L. Mencken dances about architecture

I’ve been seasoning my trips to and from my dayjob by dipping into the essays of H.L. Mencken. Written over a fifty-year period in the first half of last century, this stuff’s quite old but still packs a whipcrack. 251 more words


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“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is na├»ve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. 147 more words


H L Mencken

” All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.”

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Lincoln and Nixon (02/18/73)

No man’s story is more completely entwined with America’s idea of itself than Abraham Lincoln’s. Lincoln long ago replaced George Washington as the personal symbol of the nation. 894 more words

Greil Marcus

5 Reasons to Be Delighted and Worried About a GOP Convention in Cleveland

Correction appended, July, 9, 2014.

Randy Newman sang it best, more than 40 years before Republicans chose Cleveland on Tuesday to host their 2016 convention. 594 more words