Excerpts of H. L. Mencken’s Reporting of the Scopes Trial 2012 Ian C. Pilarczyk



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Excerpts of H. L. Mencken’s Reporting of the Scopes Trial

© 2012 Ian C. Pilarczyk
H.L. Mencken, “the sage of Baltimore”, was a noted American writer, essayist, satirist, and journalist. Known for his sardonic wit, he was strongly critical of organized religion, anti-intellectualism, Christian fundamentalism, mass media, and representative democracy. He has been credited as a major influence on the American libertarian movement. His reporting on the Scopes trial reached a national (if not international) audience, and it was he that created the moniker “monkey trial” that has forever been associated with the Scopes proceedings.




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