History Main / HLMencken

29th Aug '14 12:17:21 PM MarkLungo
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->''To sum up:''
--> ''1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.''
--> ''2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride.''
--> ''3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.''

Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louis Mencken was an American writer, journalist, linguist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early 20th century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].

His writings include:
* ''The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche''.
* ''A Book of Prefaces''.
* ''In Defense of Women'', a controversial book which, according to one biographer, earned Mencken a place as "either a great defender of women's rights or the country's high-priest of woman-haters."
* ''The American Language''.
* ''Prejudices''.
* ''Treatise on the Gods''.
* ''Treatise on Right and Wrong''.
* ''Notes On Democracy''.
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->''To sum up:''
--> ''1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.''
--> ''2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride.''
--> ''3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.''

Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louis Mencken was an American writer, journalist, linguist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early 20th century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].

His writings include:
* ''The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche''.
* ''A Book of Prefaces''.
* ''In Defense of Women'', a controversial book which, according to one biographer, earned Mencken a place as "either a great defender of women's rights or the country's high-priest of woman-haters."
* ''The American Language''.
* ''Prejudices''.
* ''Treatise on the Gods''.
* ''Treatise on Right and Wrong''.
* ''Notes On Democracy''.
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19th Mar '13 8:47:24 AM JimCambias
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Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louis Mencken was an American writer, journalist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early 20th century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].

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Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louis Mencken was an American writer, journalist, linguist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early 20th century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].
16th Jun '12 10:33:51 AM FELH2
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Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louis Mencken was an American writer, journalist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early 20th century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].

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Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louis Mencken was an American writer, journalist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[FriedrichNietzsche [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early 20th century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].
9th Jun '11 12:45:34 AM arbane
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* ''The Devil's Dictionary''.
9th Jun '11 12:36:14 AM arbane
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* ''Notes On Democracy''

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* ''Notes On Democracy''Democracy''.
* ''The Devil's Dictionary''.
28th Jan '11 11:38:44 AM Taelor
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* ''The Devil's Dictionary''
28th Jan '11 11:08:17 AM arbane
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* ''The Devil's Dictionary''
20th Jan '11 10:46:07 AM Taelor
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* ''Notes On Democracy''
20th Jan '11 10:39:53 AM Taelor
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His writings include:
* ''The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche''.
* ''A Book of Prefaces''.
* ''In Defense of Women'', a controversial book which, according to one biographer, earned Mencken a place as "either a great defender of women's rights or the country's high-priest of woman-haters."
* ''The American Language''.
* ''Prejudices''.
* ''Treatise on the Gods''.
* ''Treatise on Right and Wrong''.
19th Jan '11 7:35:57 PM CorahsUncle
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--> ''1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,00 revolutions a minute.''

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--> ''1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,00 10,000 revolutions a minute.''



Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louise Mencken was an American writer, journalist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early twentieth century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].

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Born on September 12, 1880, Henry Louise Louis Mencken was an American writer, journalist, satirist and philosopher, hailed as the "Sage of Baltimore" and an "American [[FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]]." An acerbic critic of government, religion and popular culture, Mencken gained fame for his [[DeadpanSnarker bitingly sardonic prose and caustic wit]], becoming one of the most influential writers and stylists of the early twentieth 20th century, as well as one of its leading [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynics and skeptics]].skeptics]].
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