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Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:24 PM

HL Mencken's dispatches from the Scopes Trial


Let no one mistake it for comedy, farcical though it may be in all its details. It serves notice on the country that Neanderthal man is organizing in these forlorn backwaters of the land, led by a fanatic, rid of sense and devoid of conscience. Tennessee, challenging him too timorously and too late, now sees its courts converted into camp meetings and its Bill of Rights made a mock of by its sworn officers of the law. There are other States that had better look to their arsenals before the Hun is at their gates.

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/menk.htm

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