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H. L. Mencken

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Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. [1]

170 relations: A Book of Prefaces, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Aimee Semple McPherson, Alabama, Alexander Pope, Alfred A. Knopf, Alfred A. Knopf Sr., Alistair Cooke, Ambrose Bierce, American English, American entry into World War I, American literature, American Writers: A Journey Through History, Anita Loos, Argumentum ad populum, Aristocracy, Arkansas, Arnold Rice Rich, Arthur Eddington, August Mencken Jr., August Mencken Sr., Ayn Rand, Babe Ruth, Baltimore, Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore Morning Herald, Baltimore News-American, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Banned in Boston, Basic Books, Bathtub hoax, Belief, Ben Hecht, C-SPAN, California, Cato Institute, Charlatan, Charles Darwin, Charles Fecher, Charles H. Grasty, Charles Sanders Peirce, Chiropractic, Christian fundamentalism, Christian Science, Cigar, Classical music, Columnist, Comstock laws, Confidence trick, Creationism, ..., Dartmouth College, David Freedman, Deity, Democracy, Eddie Cantor, Edmund Wilson, Elitism, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Elmer Gantry, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Felix Agnus, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Bernard Shaw: His Plays, George Jean Nathan, George Stigler, German Americans, German language, Ghostwriter, Goblin, Gore Vidal, Goucher College, Great Baltimore Fire, Great Depression, H. L. Mencken House, Hans Vaihinger, Happy Days, 1880–1892, Harry S. Truman, Harvard University, Henry A. Wallace, Herbert Spencer, History of the Germans in Baltimore, Holliday Street Theater, Hollywood, Holy Spirit, In Defense of Women, Infidel, James Branch Cabell, James M. Cain, Jews, John Fante, Johns Hopkins University, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Addison, Joseph Conrad, Joseph Hergesheimer, Kidnapping, Ku Klux Klan, Leonard Keene Hirshberg, Los Angeles, Lou Gehrig, Loudon Park Cemetery, Lynching, Mark Twain, Maryland, Maryland Club, Maryland literature, Melville House Publishing, Menckeneana: A Schimpflexikon, Meningitis, Militarism, Mises Institute, Mississippi River, New Deal, New York City, New York Public Library, Newberry Library, Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Notes on Democracy, Oliver Lodge, Osteopathy, Owen Hatteras, Paul Gottfried, Peabody Bookshop and Beer Stube, Pentecostalism, Phrenology, Populism, Princeton University, Progressive Party (United States, 1948), Racism in the United States, Representative democracy, Republican Party (United States), Richard Steele, Rudyard Kipling, SAGE Publications, Samuel Johnson, Sara Haardt, Satire, Scopes Trial, Sinclair Lewis, Southern United States, Stroke, Temperance movement in the United States, Terry Teachout, The American Language, The American Mercury, The Baltimore Sun, The Devil's Dictionary, The Holocaust, The Libido for the Ugly, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, The Smart Set, Theodore Dreiser, Thomas E. Dewey, Thomas Hart Benton (painter), Thomas Henry Huxley, Treatise on the Gods, Tuberculosis, Union Square, Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Variety Obituaries, War Memorial Plaza, We the Living, William Graham Sumner, William Makepeace Thackeray, William Manchester, World War II, Yale University. Expand index (120 more) »

A Book of Prefaces

A Book of Prefaces is H. L. Mencken's 1917 collection of essays criticizing American culture, authors, and movements.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885.

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Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson (Aimée, in the original French; October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee or simply Sister, was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s,Obituary Variety, October 4, 1944.

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Alabama

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet.

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Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915.

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Alfred A. Knopf Sr.

Alfred Abraham Knopf Sr. (September 12, 1892August 11, 1984) was an American publisher of the 20th century, and founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc..

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Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British-American journalist, television personality and broadcaster.

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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran.

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American English

American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States.

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American entry into World War I

The American entry into World War I came in April 1917, after more than two and a half years of efforts by President Woodrow Wilson to keep the United States out of the war.

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American literature

American literature is literature written or produced in the United States and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States).

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American Writers: A Journey Through History

American Writers: A Journey Through History is a series produced and broadcast by C-SPAN in 2001 and 2002 that profiled selected American writers and their times.

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Anita Loos

Anita Loos (April 26, 1889 – August 18, 1981) was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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Argumentum ad populum

In argumentation theory, an argumentum ad populum (Latin for "argument to the people") is a fallacious argument that concludes that a proposition must be true because many or most people believe it, often concisely encapsulated as: "If many believe so, it is so." This type of argument is known by several names, including appeal to the masses, appeal to belief, appeal to the majority, appeal to democracy, appeal to popularity, argument by consensus, consensus fallacy, authority of the many, bandwagon fallacy, vox populi, and in Latin as argumentum ad numerum ("appeal to the number"), fickle crowd syndrome, and consensus gentium ("agreement of the clans").

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Aristocracy

Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos "excellent", and κράτος kratos "power") is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.

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Arkansas

Arkansas is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2017.

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Arnold Rice Rich

Arnold Rice Rich (28 March 1893 – 17 April 1968) was an American pathologist.

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Arthur Eddington

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician of the early 20th century who did his greatest work in astrophysics.

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August Mencken Jr.

August Mencken (February 18, 1889 – May 19, 1967) was an American civil engineer and author.

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August Mencken Sr.

August Mencken Sr. (1854–1899) was the father of writer H. L. Mencken.

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Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum; – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American writer and philosopher.

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Babe Ruth

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

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Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Baltimore City Hall

Baltimore City Hall is the official seat of government of the City of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland.

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Baltimore Morning Herald

The Baltimore Morning Herald was a daily newspaper published in Baltimore in the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Baltimore News-American

The Baltimore News-American was a Baltimore broadsheet newspaper with a continuous lineage (in various forms) of more than 200 years of Baltimore newspapers.

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Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, colloquially referred to as BPI, Poly, and The Institute, is a U.S. public high school founded in 1883.

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Banned in Boston

"Banned in Boston" was a phrase employed from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century, to describe a literary work, song, motion picture, or play which had been prohibited from distribution or exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Basic Books

Basic Books is a book publisher founded in 1952 and located in New York, now an imprint of Hachette Books.

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Bathtub hoax

The bathtub hoax was a famous hoax perpetrated by the American journalist H. L. Mencken involving the publication of a fictitious history of the bathtub.

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Belief

Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty.

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Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht (February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist.

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C-SPAN

C-SPAN, an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service.

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Ed Crane, Murray Rothbard, and Charles Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the conglomerate Koch Industries.

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Charlatan

A charlatan (also called a swindler or mountebank) is a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick or deception in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception.

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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

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Charles Fecher

Charles Fecher (November 1, 1917 – January 19, 2012) was an American author and editor who is best known for his works about Jacques Maritain and H.L. Mencken.

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Charles H. Grasty

Charles Henry Grasty was a well-known American newspaper operator who at one time controlled the Baltimore Sun, and who is named among the great publishers, such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.

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Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce ("purse"; 10 September 1839 – 19 April 1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist who is sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism".

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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine.

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Christian fundamentalism

Christian fundamentalism began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among British and American Protestants at merriam-webster.com.

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Christian Science

Christian Science is a set of beliefs and practices belonging to the metaphysical family of new religious movements.

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Cigar

A cigar is a rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leaves made to be smoked.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Columnist

A columnist is a person who writes for publication in a series, creating an article that usually offers commentary and opinions.

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Comstock laws

The Comstock Laws were a set of federal acts passed by the United States Congress under the Grant administration along with related state laws.

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Confidence trick

A confidence trick (synonyms include con, confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust.

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Creationism

Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated "from specific acts of divine creation",Gunn 2004, p. 9, "The Concise Oxford Dictionary says that creationism is 'the belief that the universe and living organisms originated from specific acts of divine creation.'" as opposed to the scientific conclusion that they came about through natural processes.

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Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.

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David Freedman

David Freedman (April 26, 1898 – December 8, 1936) (aged 38) was a Romanian-born American playwright and biographer who became known as the "King of the Gag-writers" in the early days of radio.

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Deity

A deity is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred.

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Democracy

Democracy (δημοκρατία dēmokraa thetía, literally "rule by people"), in modern usage, has three senses all for a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting.

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Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor (born Edward Israel Itzkowitz, January 31, 1892 – October 10, 1964) was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter.

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Edmund Wilson

Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an American writer and critic who explored Freudian and Marxist themes.

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Elitism

Elitism is the belief or attitude that individuals who form an elite — a select group of people with a certain ancestry, intrinsic quality, high intellect, wealth, special skills, or experience — are more likely to be constructive to society as a whole, and therefore deserve influence or authority greater than that of others.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania Dutch: Betzischteddel) is a borough in Lancaster County and Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, southeast of Harrisburg.

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Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis in 1926 that presents aspects of the religious activity of America in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the 1920s public toward it.

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Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is the free public library system of the City of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Felix Agnus

Félix Agnus (18391925) was a French-born sculptor, newspaper publisher and soldier who served in the Franco-Austrian War and American Civil War.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and a Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

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George Bernard Shaw: His Plays

George Bernard Shaw: His Plays (1905) is H. L. Mencken's interpretation of G. Bernard Shaw's plays, in which Mencken overwhelmingly embraced the man who was, at that time, his favourite playwright.

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George Jean Nathan

George Jean Nathan (February 14, 1882 – April 8, 1958) was an American drama critic and magazine editor.

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George Stigler

George Joseph Stigler (January 17, 1911 – December 1, 1991) was an American economist, the 1982 laureate in Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics.

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German Americans

German Americans (Deutschamerikaner) are Americans who have full or partial German ancestry.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.

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Ghostwriter

A ghostwriter is hired to write literary or journalistic works, speeches, or other texts that are officially credited to another person as the author.

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Goblin

A goblin is a monstrous creature from European folklore, first attested in stories from the Middle Ages.

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Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (born Eugene Louis Vidal; October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.

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Goucher College

Goucher College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in Towson, Maryland.

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Great Baltimore Fire

The Great Baltimore Fire raged in Baltimore, Maryland, United States on Sunday, February 7 and Monday, February 8, 1904.

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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.

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H. L. Mencken House

The H. L. Mencken House was the home of Baltimore Sun journalist and author Henry Louis Mencken, who lived here from 1883 until his death in 1956.

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Hans Vaihinger

Hans Vaihinger (September 25, 1852 – December 18, 1933) was a German philosopher, best known as a Kant scholar and for his Die Philosophie des Als Ob (The Philosophy of 'As if'), published in 1911 but written more than thirty years earlier.

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Happy Days, 1880–1892

Happy Days, 1880–1892 (1940) is the first of an autobiographical trilogy by H.L. Mencken, covering his days as a child in Baltimore, Maryland from birth through age twelve.

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Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Henry A. Wallace

Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) served as the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941–1945), the 11th Secretary of Agriculture (1933–1940), and the 10th Secretary of Commerce (1945–1946).

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Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.

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History of the Germans in Baltimore

The history of the Germans in Baltimore began in the 17th century.

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Holliday Street Theater

The Holliday Street Theater also known as the New Theatre, New Holliday, Old Holliday, The Baltimore Theatre, and Old Drury, was a historical theatrical venue in colonial Baltimore, Maryland.

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Hollywood

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit (also called Holy Ghost) is a term found in English translations of the Bible that is understood differently among the Abrahamic religions.

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In Defense of Women

In Defense of Women is H. L. Mencken's 1918 book on women and the relationship between the sexes.

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Infidel

Infidel (literally "unfaithful") is a term used in certain religions for those accused of unbelief in the central tenets of their own religion, for members of another religion, or for the irreligious.

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James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell (April 14, 1879 – May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres.

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James M. Cain

James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 – October 27, 1977) was an American author and journalist.

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Jews

Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.

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John Fante

John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an Italian-American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.

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Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician.

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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.

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Joseph Hergesheimer

Joseph Hergesheimer (February 15, 1880 – April 25, 1954) was a prominent American writer of the early 20th century known for his naturalistic novels of decadent life amongst the very wealthy.

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Kidnapping

In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful carrying away (asportation) and confinement of a person against his or her will.

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Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States.

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Leonard Keene Hirshberg

Leonard Keene Hirshberg (January 9, 1877 - 1969), best known as Leonard K. Hirshberg was an American physician who was convicted of mail fraud.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Lou Gehrig

Henry Louis Gehrig, born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig (June 19, 1903June 2, 1941), nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career (17 seasons) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939.

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Loudon Park Cemetery

Loudon Park Cemetery and Loudon Park Funeral Home, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland, are locally owned and operated.

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Lynching

Lynching is a premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group.

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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

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Maryland

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

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Maryland Club

The Maryland Club of Baltimore is an exclusive men's club founded in 1857 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Maryland literature

The literature of Maryland, United States, includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

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Melville House Publishing

Melville House Publishing is an independent publisher of literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

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Menckeneana: A Schimpflexikon

Menckeniana: A Schimpflexikon is a collection of articles and quotations denouncing H. L. Mencken, collected and arranged by Mencken himself, with the assistance of Sara Haardt, his bride-to-be.

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Meningitis

Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.

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Militarism

Militarism is the belief or the desire of a government or a people that a state should maintain a strong military capability and to use it aggressively to expand national interests and/or values; examples of modern militarist states include the United States, Russia and Turkey.

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Mises Institute

The Mises Institute, short name for Ludwig von Mises Institute for Austrian Economics, is a tax-exempt educative organization located in Auburn, Alabama, United States.

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Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.

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New Deal

The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New York Public Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City.

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Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is an independent research library, specializing in the humanities and located on Washington Square in Chicago, Illinois.

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Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

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Notes on Democracy

Notes on Democracy is a 1926 book by American journalist, satirist, cultural critic H. L. Mencken.

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Oliver Lodge

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, (12 June 1851 – 22 August 1940) was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of, and holder of key patents for, radio.

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Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes manual readjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones.

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Owen Hatteras

Major Owen Hatteras (1912–1923) is a composite personage and pseudonym created and employed by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan for The Smart Set literary magazine and adapted by Willard Huntington Wright during his short tenure as editor.

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Paul Gottfried

Paul Edward Gottfried (born November 21, 1941) is an American paleoconservative philosopher, historian, and columnist.

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Peabody Bookshop and Beer Stube

The Peabody Bookshop and Beer Stube was a fixture in the Mount Vernon section of Baltimore, Maryland for over 50 years.

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Pentecostalism

Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement"Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals",.

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Phrenology

Phrenology is a pseudomedicine primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.

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Populism

In politics, populism refers to a range of approaches which emphasise the role of "the people" and often juxtapose this group against "the elite".

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Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Progressive Party (United States, 1948)

The United States Progressive Party of 1948 was a left-wing political party that served as a vehicle for former Vice President Henry A. Wallace's 1948 presidential campaign.

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Racism in the United States

Racism in the United States against non-whites is widespread and has been so the colonial era.

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Representative democracy

Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative republic or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.

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Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Richard Steele

Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 – 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer, playwright, and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Tatler.

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Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)The Times, (London) 18 January 1936, p. 12 was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

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SAGE Publications

SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.

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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson LL.D. (18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr.

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Sara Haardt

Sara Haardt (March 1, 1898 – May 31, 1935) was an American author and professor of English literature.

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Satire

Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

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Scopes Trial

The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in July 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.

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Sinclair Lewis

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.

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Southern United States

The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.

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Stroke

A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death.

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Temperance movement in the United States

The Temperance movement in the United States was a movement to curb the consumption of alcohol.

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Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout (born February 6, 1956) is an American author, critic, biographer, playwright, stage director, and librettist.

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The American Language

The American Language; An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States, first published in 1919, is H. L. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States.

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The American Mercury

The American Mercury was an American magazine published from 1924 to 1981.

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The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

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The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions.

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The Holocaust

The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.

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The Libido for the Ugly

"The Libido for the Ugly" is a famous essay by H. L. Mencken (1880–1956), a renowned Baltimore journalist, satirist, and social critic of the American scene.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche is a book by H. L. Mencken, the first edition in 1907.

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The Smart Set

The Smart Set was an American literary magazine, founded by Colonel William d'Alton Mann and published from March 1900 to June 1930.

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Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school.

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Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was an American lawyer, prosecutor, and politician.

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Thomas Hart Benton (painter)

Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 – January 19, 1975) was an American painter and muralist.

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Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist specialising in comparative anatomy.

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Treatise on the Gods

Treatise on the Gods (1930) is H. L. Mencken's survey of the history and philosophy of religion, and was intended as an unofficial companion volume to his Treatise on Right and Wrong (1934).

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

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Union Square, Baltimore

Union Square is a neighborhood located in the Sowebo area of Baltimore.

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University of Maryland, Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, (also known as the University of Maryland or UMB) was founded in 1807.

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Variety Obituaries

Variety Obituaries is a 15-volume series with facsimile reprints of the full text of every obituary published by the entertainment trade magazine Variety from 1905 to 1994.

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War Memorial Plaza

War Memorial Plaza is a public square, small park and space in Downtown Baltimore between City Hall and the War Memorial Building, between Holliday Street on the west, East Fayette Street on the south, North Gay Street on the east, and East Lexington Street on the north.

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We the Living

We the Living is the debut novel of the Russian American novelist Ayn Rand.

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William Graham Sumner

William Graham Sumner (October 30, 1840 – April 12, 1910) was a classical liberal American social scientist.

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William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist and author.

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William Manchester

William Raymond Manchester (April 1, 1922 – June 1, 2004) was an American author, biographer, and historian.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yale University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken

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