Mencken on the Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. Put beside it, all the whoopings of the Websters, Sumners and Everetts seem gaudy and silly. It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely…


Feeble-Minded Economics

We are told to trust central bankers day in and day out with our organically-grown economic system of immense complication and myriad motivation. The problem is that the establishment noise that passes for economic analysis is not only just gibberish and fairytale – it is immoral through and through, because it authorizes secret theft from…