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Mencken

H(enry) L(ouis). 1880--1956, US journalist and literary critic, noted for The American Language (1919): editor of the Smart Set and the American Mercury, which he founded (1924)
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Now one could find Mencken alongside Dickens, Franklin, Yeats, and other approved masters in the largest bookstore chain in America.
Mencken "never tired of making the South a national spectacle.
Well, Mencken would still probably find a bunch of old (yet still vital) reporters in the crowd.
And finally, as Mencken had implied, no one among the conservative Ordinance supporters (or for that matter among most progressive housing reformers) wanted to contemplate the expense, let alone the specter of socialism, involved in building public housing for blacks.
Mencken in the past decade, the other two being Fred Hobson (Mencken: A Life) and myself (The Skeptic: A Life of H.
In 1994, Masland shared in the Free Press Association's Mencken Award for Best Feature Story for the May 5, 1993, cover story, "Slavery," which exposed the continuance of slavery around the world.
Mencken once said, "for every problem there is a solution--neat, simple, and wrong.
The Infidel Scopes, as the immortal HL Mencken christened him, was illegally teaching the theory of evolution.
Mencken as an unrepentant antisemite will likely be surprised to learn that the noted American journalist once visited Jewish settlements in Palestine.
But they'll use him, like they used Mencken, because I think Hunter achieved what he was always after--being one of the great journalist-writers.
Mencken even after he advised her to abandon the project, because, as Williams maintains, Peterkin really preferred to write "about white people, especially white people like herself.