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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 11:47 AM
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23. some object to his use of the term "nigger"
but Twain managed to humanize blacks, treat them as individuals, and describe the terrible conditions that too many people, even after the war between the states, suffered. I've been reading his auto-semi-biography since it first came out, a bit here, a bit there. As a humorist and satirist (not satyrist), and an observer of the human condition, I don't think there's been anyone quite like him. He was both deep and humorous, often both at the same time. He certainly is on par with Ben Franklin, another hero of mine.
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