H. L. Mencken H.L. Mencken was a columnist, author, editor and linguist. A recently opened large cache of his private papers provides new insight into the life and thoughts of the influential literary journalist. Tom Vitale reports.

H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken

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H.L. Mencken was a columnist, author, editor and linguist. A recently opened large cache of his private papers provides new insight into the life and thoughts of the influential literary journalist. Tom Vitale reports.