TITLE

Must We Be Saved by the GOP?

PUB. DATE
February 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;2/6/56, Vol. 134 Issue 6, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about journalist Henry Mencken who died on January 29, 1956, was the implacable enemy of humbug and no man was spared his scorn. Mencken hated fakery, he wanted also to believe in journals of opinion whose purpose was to argue for sound values. Neither "The Nation" nor "The New Republic," he granted, was "quite free from the pontifical manner." And yet both, he felt, were a hundred times livelier than their conservative counterparts. No one can speak now for Mencken, but his essays on liberal journalism point to an obvious conclusion.
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14432728

 

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