Monday, July 12, 2010


Larry Rohter writing in the NY Times, reporting on the actual, unedited Mark Twain autobiography, emphasis mine:

Twain’s opposition to incipient imperialism and American military intervention in Cuba and the Philippines, for example, were well known even in his own time. But the uncensored autobiography makes it clear that those feelings ran very deep and includes remarks that, if made today in the context of Iraq or Afghanistan, would probably lead the right wing to question the patriotism of this most American of American writers.

Hmm, I wonder why that is? Thinking... thinking...

Nope, not a clue.

Perhaps Larry could spell it out for everyone?

I bet that's not allowed at the Serious and Respectable NY Times.

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