Promoting the living works of Henry Louis Mencken, the "Sage of Baltimore"
January 29 – “Inherit the Wind” is returning to the stage in Albuquerque: “This enthralling drama is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes’ being convicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee law. The character of […]
January 22 — Anthony J. DeBlasi on the intelligence of the American public: “H. L. Mencken had something to say about terminal dumbing, back in 1920, that makes me wonder if he was joking: ‘As democracy is perfected,’ he said, ‘the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. […]
See how writers were quoting Mencken last week and which quotations they used. January 16 — From Herb Caen at the Anderson Valley Advertiser: “What I consider the most cynical utterance in the entire literature of Americana — H.L. Mencken’s ‘No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public’ — presents a […]
See how writers were quoting Mencken last week and which quotations they used. January 8 – from a book review about war in Afghanistan: “I think you could put 100 war memoirs on a shelf and they would not contain as many references to Western intellectuals as Rubin’s 290-page book, which mentions Herbert Marcuse, Susan […]
This panel co-sponsored by The Mencken Society (TMS) and the Mencken House (MH) took place the day before Mencken Day 2022 (Sept. 10). The discussion explores the dimensions of Mencken’s views, their conventional labeling as conservative, and how they might relate to contemporary political stances. The panel included Darryl Hart, president of TMS and author […]
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