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A Religious Orgy in Tennessee by H.L. Mencken
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Mar 12, 2013

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This is Mencken's complete reportage of the 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial" in Tennessee, in which a teacher was tried for teaching the theory of evolution in a small-town public school. Mencken eloquently, methodically and brutally eviscerates the ignorant and intolerant fundamentalists (most notably William Jennings Bryan) who condemned Scopes, and science in general.
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