Friday, February 18, 2011

H.L. Mencken

Just read a nice Guardian piece  remembering H.L  Mencken,  the rambunctious Baltimore Sun columnist.

Mencken, who wrote, "The worst government is the most moral … when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression" and "No one has ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the masses."

The column argues that there was plenty of opinion to fill in once Mencken dropped off the map. Blogs, tweets, and everyone's got an opinion. The only problem is, most of that of opinion lacks the saucy thoughtfulness and occasional bigotry that Mencken brought to bear.

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