Saturday, September 12, 2009

H.L. Mencken

H.L. MenckenA dozen decades and nine years ago today, H.L. Mencken, known for not having a very high opinion of democracy, was born.

A quote of choice:

Democracy is the theory that intelligence is dangerous. It assumes that no idea can be safe until those who can't understand it have approved it.
Below you will find an audio recording of a Mencken interview:

Highlights from the 2008 HL Mencken Club meeting:

The 2009 meeting is scheduled for Halloween weekend.

Some more quotes:

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