H. L. Mencken on the Scopes Trial

Widely known for his attacks on America's Puritan tradition and its booboisie, H.L. Mencken was perhaps the most influential American journalist of the first half of the twentieth century. His coverage of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" trial ridiculed defense attorney William Jennings Bryan for his "peculiar imbecilities" and "theologic bilge." Published on August 2007.

Published on AugustĀ 2007.