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Meet Mencken

My guest on this week’s Bookmonger podcast is D.H. Hart, author of Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H.L. Mencken. We discuss Mencken’s faith (or lack of it), why this acclaimed 20th-century journalist deserves a “religious biography,” and whether he is best understood as a conservative or a contrarian or a proto-libertarian or something else.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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