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The Anglo-Saxon (Paperback)

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"The normal American of the 'pure-blooded' majority goes to rest every night with an uneasy feeling that there is a burglar under the bed and he gets up every morning with a sickening fear that his underwear has been stolen."

-H. L. Mencken, The Anglo-Saxon (1923)


The Anglo-Saxon (1923), is an essay by H. L. Mencken in which he criticized Anglo-Saxonism, a belief system of late 19th century and early 20th century promoting the superiority of English-speaking nations. Mencken, although he considered himself of true Anglo-Saxon ancestry, thought the American Anglo-Saxon to be inferior and weak.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646793600
ISBN-10: 1646793609
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Publication Date:
Pages: 20
Language: English