[Marxism] NYT: Dead for a Century, Twain Says What He Meant

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 23:00:22 MDT 2010

"Whether anguishing over American military interventions abroad or
delivering jabs at Wall Street tycoons, this Twain is strikingly
contemporary. Though the autobiography also contains its share of homespun
tales, some of its observations about American life are so acerbic - at one
point Twain refers to American soldiers as 'uniformed assassins' - that his
heirs and editors, as well as the writer himself, feared they would damage
his reputation if not withheld.

"'From the first, second, third and fourth editions all sound and sane
expressions of opinion must be left out,' Twain instructed them in 1906.
'There may be a market for that kind of wares a century from now. There is
no hurry. Wait and see.'"

"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen

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