Mencken


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United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)

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Henry Louis Mencken churned out six of these 1,200-word meringues every week, a vertiginous pace that makes Joyce Carol Oates look like Harper Lee.
Back in 1920, Mencken said: "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.
Henry Mencken was also right about our conscience being "the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking".
When Mencken wrote on Nietzsche he was still primarily a journalist, albeit one who had larger interests.
After World War II, two of the most prominent liberals, Hofstadter and the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, were acclaimed for what was in effect, though rarely discussed, their meld of Mencken and Marx.
And yet the book itself, unlike Mencken who died in 1956, refused to stay buried.
Given the "World-Savers" that preceded and followed Cal, Mencken said, "he begins to seem, in retrospect, an extremely comfortable and even praiseworthy citizen.
Mencken, these folks are haunted by the fear that someone somewhere may be having fun.
Mencken one of the greatest American social critics and journalists would likely say today that we too willingly accept the antics of the poltroons and cads who pass themselves off as our political leaders.
If the iconoclastic Mencken had lived on into what Mailer calls The Time of Our Time, when cant and bunkum became a way of life, I suspect the Baltimore sage would have had a wonderful time.
Mencken as someone worth reading, that did it for me.
This new edition is brought up to today's quality of books, but Mencken's original message remains strong, enhanced with an afterward from Pulitzer prize winning Anthony Lewis and an introduction from a biographer on Mencken Marion Elizabeth Rodgers.
Like these Mississippians, many of Georgia's most noted authors (including Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Walker) published years after Mencken complained that "intellectual stimulation" was "utterly lacking" in this "home of the cotton-mill sweater .
Mencken observed: "The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
Mencken put it this way many decades ago: "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.