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MenckenThe American Iconoclast$
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195072389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001

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(p.141) 13 THE HOLY TERROR

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

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As war broke out in Europe, Mencken became dismayed by the influence of deliberate propaganda on the nation's press. Not only were editorials, headlines, cartoons, and methods of display misleading, so were the photographs. Mencken's pro-German column forced him to stop his column, “The Free Lance”. Looking back to this unhappy period, Mencken realized that there is little tolerance for free speech, especially during wartime.

Keywords:   Germany, censorship, The Bryce Report, Lusitania, propaganda

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