|About the Book|
Cynical quips like Marriage: the end of hope and Wife: a former sweetheart led critics to label H. L. Mencken the countrys high priest of woman-haters. Needless to say, his publication of In Defense of Women must have come as quite a shock. Here, Mencken argues that women possess a superior intelligence and are the supreme realists of the race. Man, by contrast, is a helpless romantic: without a woman to rule him and to think for him, he is a truly lamentable spectacle.