Sunday, April 18, 2004
Ring Any Bells?
"And so, by these Providences of God--and the phrase is the government's, not mine--we are a World Power."
--Mark Twain, commenting on the Philippine War, 1901.
"I bring you the stately matron named Christendom, returning bedraggled, besmirched, and dishonored from pirate raids in Kiao-Chou, Manchuria, South Africa, and the Philippines, with her soul full of meanness, her pocket full of boodle, and her mouth full of pious hypocrisies."
--Mark Twain, writing in the New York Herald, 1900.