H. L. Mencken Quotes

The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and human. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

 
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H. L. Mencken, 1880-1956, Journalist and Columnist, Notebooks

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H. L. Mencken
H. L. Mencken
  • Born: September 12, 1880
  • Died: January 29, 1956
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist, Satirist, Critic

Henry Louis Mencken was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians and contemporary movements. His satirical reporting on the Scopes trial, which he dubbed the "Monkey Trial", also gained him attention.

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