Listen to Mencken

by Don Boudreaux on May 25, 2009

in History

Here's a link to a 1948 audio interview with the great H.L. Mencken — perhaps the most insightful American ever to put ink to paper.

(HT Fred Dent)

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raja_r May 25, 2009 at 11:30 am

From the video:
"most people who write letters to newspapers are fools; intelligent people seldom do it."

Don Boudreaux May 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm

raja,

Guilty as charged!

Don

dg lesvic May 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

It said most people, not all, so don't be in such a hurry to plead guilty. Just get OJ's lawyers.

Greg ransom May 26, 2009 at 3:34 am

Thanks. I haven't listened to this since college.

Andrew May 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm

An unrepentant racist is "perhaps the most insightful American ever to put ink to paper"? That's surely the greatest indictment you've ever delivered to your country on this blog.

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