One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.
In "The American Mercury" and also in "Prejudices" (both in 1924). H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English.
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