The Press: Insulters

H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan, iconoclast editors of Smart Set, delight in insulting their fellow men. Each month they proclaim in Smart Set their candidacy for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States and announce various platform planks, of which the following are typical:

" They agree to order the Hon. Charles E. Hughes seized by the military, to have his whiskers cut off, and to have photographs of him made and distributed, that the world may see what he actually looks like."

" Mr. Mencken agrees, if elected,...

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