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Archive of posts published in the tag: H.L. Mencken

Deserting Our Better Nature

from Kevin Williamson at the National Review, Bitter Laughter A nation needs its Twains and Menckens. (We could have got by without Molly Ivins.) The excrement and sentimentality piles up high and thick in a democratic society, and it’s sometimes

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The New Age of Mencken

from Jonah Goldberg at National Review, The Wisdom of Mencken and Nock Seems Fresh Today Today, America looks very different from the America of Mencken and Nock’s era, but the similarities are hard to ignore. Liberal elites have decided that

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Absurd Faith in Government

Don Boudreaux notes Cafe Hayek his Quotation of the day an excerpt from H.L. Mencken’s collection, Minority Report: The chief difference between free capitalism and State socialism seems to be this: that under the former a man pursues his own advantage

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