“During the single year 1926 more than 500 separate editorials upon the sayings and doings of Mr. Mencken were printed in the United States, and at least four-fifths of them were unfavorable. Himself given to somewhat ludicrous utterance, he has probably been denounced more vigorously and at greater length than any other American of his time…”

From Menckeniana: A Schimpflexikon, 1928


Henry Louis “H. L.” Mencken
September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956


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