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Mencken didn’t say it, Hislop — 1 Comment

  1. That was my reaction too, Hector. I’d never even heard of this Dunne character before looking it up, but it just didn’t sound like the sort of thing Mencken would say.

    Hislop sets himself up as a bit of a historian of satire. He did a series for the BBC a few years back. (I remember rather liking the idea he put forward in it that, contrary to popular belief, satire is essentially conservative in nature; the satirist is the guy standing in the middle of the mess wondering what the hell the world is coming to these days.) You’d think someone like that would know a fake Mencken quote when he saw it.

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