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Quotation by H.L. Mencken
The editors are committed to nothing save this: to keep common sense as fast as they can, to belabor sham as agreeably as possible, to give civilized entertainment.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in American Mercury. A Carnival of Buncombe, Introduction, p. xiv, The Johns Hopkins Press (1956).
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