We Need H.L. Mencken Today

Reading H.L. Mencken this morning, on Woodrow Wilson’s biography of George Washington:

“This incredible work is an almost inexhaustible mine of bad writing… To find a match for it, one must try to imagine a biography of the Duke of Wellington by his barber.”

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) August 11, 2020

I know that H.L. Mencken was antisemitic and racist, particularly bu the standards of the day, but damn, that man could write.

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