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His name, H.L. Mencken, who wrote the following for the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1920: "All of us, if we are of reflexive habit, like and admire men whose fundamental beliefs differ radically from our own. But when a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense: he faces a mob ...
Mark Twain. William Faulkner. They all wrote furiously for newspapers. They all kept us coming back. "On some great and glorious day," alpha-columnist H.L. Mencken once predicted, "the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

It begins with a quote from the late H.L. Mencken, a culture writer, thinker and satirist not known as a defender of democracy and democratic principles, but his writing offered insight into a particular failing of a civilization without a citizenry that is engaged, informed and armed with the ability to think critically: ...
In the news game, nothing captivates readers like teeny-tiny widdle animals. "The fluffier the better!" H. L. Mencken once proclaimed, as far as I know. 0. And that's what made today's editorial meeting so torturous. A brand-new baby animal hatched last week at the Minnesota Zoo, you see, which is typically ...
H.L. Mencken may have nailed it when he said, "Immorality is the morality of those who are having a better time." • The Raven's Union must have bargained for the tasty meals. The ravens at the Tower of London receive a weekly ration of horseflesh in order to ensure that they stay in residence. An obscure ...

two foreign people: P.T. Barnum, H.L. Mencken, Charles Baudelaire and Cornelius Tacitus. Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) may ... Nor did Henry Louis Mencken say, precisely: "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." What Mencken (1880-1956) did write, ...
... desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." -- H. L. Mencken, "Bayard vs. Lionheart," Baltimore Evening Sun, ...
The Sentinel's editorial board termed opposition to the change "ludicrous," even including H.L. Mencken's quote that "democracy is the art and ...
It calls to mind H.L. Mencken's words, almost 100 years ago, expressing a belief that wieners were destined for future greatness. "The common ...
Back in 1940, acerbic newspaper columnist H.L. Mencken grumbled that Americans had become "resigned" to the nation's being drawn into ...
Gillespie's enthusiasm for "sanctuary cities," given the absence thereof in Virginia, only recalls a line from H.L. Mencken: "It is, indeed, amazing ...
This column is about branding and it's got some takeaways for entrepreneurs at the end, so bear with me as I provide a bit of personal ...
... 'moron'" (sacbee.com, Oct 4): Donald Trump's secretary of state substantiated H. L. Mencken's prediction made 75 years ago: "On some great ...
journalist H.L. Mencken called it "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." Winston Churchill, Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, ...
... critic-at-large for Commentary, and the author of biographies of Louis Armstrong, George Balanchine, Duke Ellington, and H.L. Mencken.
... inventive, Chandlers has all the bases covered for those in the market for the drink H. L. Mencken called "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.

It calls to mind the quote by the American writer, H.L. Mencken: "democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." ...
TIME acknowledged in response that, grammatically speaking, it was "skating on very thin ice" but noted, citing H.L. Mencken, Noah Webster ...
Hart to be installed as president of the Mencken Society ... "I'm looking forward to the chance to discuss the fascinating character of H. L. Mencken with ... the works and legacy of the "Sage of Baltimore," Henry Louis Mencken.
One is the "great iconoclast," H.L. Mencken. I discovered, Mencken as a teenager, thanks to my grandfather, and to this day, his work occupies a shelf in my library and a dozen or more files in my computer. The other is the late astronomer and physicist Carl Sagan. His "Demon Haunted World" (available at ...
H.L. Mencken posited that if Germany is the land of metaphysics and France is the land of amour, then America is the land of mirth. That belief has been confirmed by a facebook study that explores, among other things, the emojis sent by people. Americans like humorous images, and send more of them ...
"On some great and glorious day," alpha-columnist H.L. Mencken once predicted, "the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." Well, no more than 14 times. A great newspaper makes you late for work. It rests on the counter with ...
There is not much action in the main biotech indices over the past week, although they are trending down slightly. FDA actions pummeled two ...
H.L. Mencken. Last week we highlighted three biotech busted IPOs that have soared ~100% to ~200% in recent months. Earlier this week we ...
H.L. Mencken's words have never been more true: "Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." This is no way to run a ...
Critic H. L. Mencken dedicated a chapter of his 1919 book Prejudices to Cobb, saying, "He is at once the successor to Mark Twain and the heir ...
One of the best examples of its use came from US essayist HL Mencken, who was responsible for the following splendid attack on his favourite ...
West has donated his Styron materials, along with collections on H.L. Mencken, Theodore Dreiser and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to the University ...
Perhaps H.L. Mencken said it best; "The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." As Americans, we should ...
... can only ever yield variations on H.L. Mencken's quip that "democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
TIME acknowledged in response that, grammatically speaking, it was "skating on very thin ice" but noted, citing H.L. Mencken, Noah Webster ...
This is reflective of American journalist H.L. Mencken's comment that "The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule.".
MARTINEZ, Calif. - H.L. Mencken has described the Martini as "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." And the elegant mix of ...
... love one another right now," written by Chet Powers and famously recorded by the Youngbloods and H.L. Mencken's feelings about religion: ...
... who is exhausted by cable news and chagrined by the decline of print, passes along this from a 1920 H.L. Mencken piece in the Nation:.
Hart to be installed as president of the Mencken Society ... "I'm looking forward to the chance to discuss the fascinating character of H. L. Mencken with ... the works and legacy of the "Sage of Baltimore," Henry Louis Mencken.
... Harding - whose speeches rife with the "top-most pinnacle of posh," as the great social critic H.L. Mencken described them pushed him to the ...
"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public," the great H.L. Mencken once wrote, and this, friends, will ...
The day foreseen by US journalist HL Mencken when the White House is "adorned by a downright moron" seems, on the face of the ...
When I heard that former York Mayor Charlie Robertson had died, I immediately thought of the great H.L. Mencken's piece written upon the ...
The quotation from Henry Louis Mencken at the top of this column today encapsulates the tenor of my exchanges with my American reader and ...
The H.L. Mencken Club in Elizabethtown, named after the cynical early 20th century newspaper columnist, has an annual conference of white ...
Kuypers, reached by phone, had not seen "Lincoln" yet but supplied a quote by iconoclast H.L. Mencken that threw cold water on the words of ...
In 1917, H.L. Mencken called Chicago, "gargantuan and inordinate abattoir by Lake Michigan," about the famed Stockyards. It was a ...
The H.L. Mencken Club is based in Elizabethtown and, according to the SPLC, a white nationalist hate group. White nationalists, according to ...
Through H.L Mencken's notion of widespread civic ignorance, I suggest this is what we have been doing -- patting ourselves on the back for ...
It's pronoucements of this variety that rouse the members of the H.L. Mencken Club, which has been classified as a hate group by the Southern ...
Eminent 20th Century commentator H.L. Mencken once said in jest that he would be "forever ineligible" to hold public office in the U.S. because ...
... role as editor of Radix Journal, a white nationalist blog -- and the HL Mencken club, which Spencer was heavily involved in from its inception ...


 

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