H. L. Mencken
This person is the elitist, combative, opinionated author of the articles in the book.
Mencken characterizes these people as low-born half-wits without the ability to govern themselves.
In direct contrast to the lower class, members of this class of people are noble, wise, courageous, intellectual, and appreciative of the arts, according to Mencken.
This person was a beat cop during Mencken's formative years as a junior reporter.
Gene the Magistrate
This person was a judge admired for his unusual approach to justice, such as threatening an old man with hanging or a beating for harming his wife.
According to Mencken, this author's prose is boring and prosaic, but he does merge realism and romanticism seamlessly.
This person is the president of Cuba in the early 1900s, whom Mencken meets while covering...
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