Sunday, January 01, 2012

On "Civilization"

"Extending the Blessings of Civilization to our Brother who Sits in Darkness has become a good trade and has paid well, on the whole, and there is money in it yet if carefully worked- but not enough in my judgment to make any considerable risk advisable.  The People that Sit in Darkness are getting too scarce- too scarce and too shy...They have become suspicious of the Blessings of Civilization."
-Mark Twain, 1901

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