The editor slanders Mencken as an anti-Semite and racist in the introduction.
The diary itself reveals that Mencken used the stereotypes appropriately. It is
sad to see his health decline while his age increased. He was keenly, even
hypochondriacally, aware of his health. It is amazing how productive he
continued to be until he suffered the stroke the prevented him from reading
and writing. It almost proves there is a god and that he is evil.
Year Read: 1997
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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