A Conversation for Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain

Twain the anti-Imperialist

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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

In the course of researching the Philippine-American War at the last turn of the century, I discovered that Mark Twain was one of the chief spokesmen for the Anti-Imperialist League.

An absolute must, probably his best non-fiction satirical essay, is titled "To the Person Sitting in Darkness". You can download it at http://www.boondocksnet.com/twain, which site will tell you just about everything there is to know about Twain and anti-Imperialism.

Lil


Twain the anti-Imperialist

Post 2

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Oh, and you can download a number of Mark Twain's works (free) plus a lot of good stuff about him, from that URL.
Lil


Twain the anti-Imperialist

Post 3

Blatherskite the Mugwump - Bandwidth Bandit

I am very familiar with that particular work, although I had the misfortune of purchasing it. It's part of a collection of short works titled "A Pen Warmed Up in Hell."

One of his most curious stances in on the subject of religion. He is an avowed Presbyterian, and yet there is a ton of short works by him that lampoon Christianity, and others that attack missionary work (another feature of "To the Person Sitting In Darkness"). Of those that lampoon Christianity, "Little Bessy" is the funniest and most effective. There's one that goes into detail about the missionary work taking place in China, but I can't recall the name of it just now.


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