I don’t think the boy of lively mind is hurt much by going to college. If he encounters mainly jackasses, then he learns the useful lesson that this is a jackass world.

H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American writer and journalist [Henry Lewis Mencken]
“Editorial,” The American Mercury (April 1926)

Reprinted in Prejudices: Sixth Series (1927).
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2 Responses to “Editorial,” The American Mercury (April 1926)

  1. Hugh Hyatt says:

    FYI, the whole editorial—indeed, the entirety of all issues of The American Mercury from 1924–1960, fully searchable—can be viewed at UNZ.org. This particular editorial of Mencken’s is at http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmMercury-1926apr-00418 (p. 420, col. 1).

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