Objects & Places from The Vintage Mencken

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Baltimore, Maryland - This place is H. L. Mencken's lifelong home, and where he worked as a journalist for decades. Naturally he has a particular affection for it, but he is never hesitant to call out and criticize the leaders of the city for perceived folly or injustice.

Mark Twain's Huck Finn - This object made Mencken fall in love with reading. He would become a bookworm thereafter.

The Y.M.C.A. - This organization would turn Mencken off to any sort of physical activity for the rest of his life.

Freudian Psychoanalysis - This methodology is dismissed as quackery by Mencken. However, Mencken does agree with one aspect of the methodology: the belief that lying is an unconscious and uncontrollable act.

Democracy - Mencken has a distaste for this political system, as it relies on men envying other men, and subsequent efforts to make the...

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