Category Archives: H. L. Mencken

The Hills of Zion by H.L. Mencken

This is H. L. Mencken’s report from the scene of the Scope’s Trial. A high school teacher named Scopes is brought up on charges for teaching evolution. It is sometimes referred to as the “monkey trial”. The text for this … Continue reading

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The Politician by H. L. Mencken

Mencken was a very outspoken journalist based in Baltimore. He had as firm a handle on the English language as anyone. There are several volumes of compilations of his articles available at libraries and in paperback. He was an original. … Continue reading

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