At 06:12 PM 2/22/97 EST, T.R. posted a review by Bruce Michelson
of Camfield's book
_Sentimental Twain: Samuel Clemens in the Maze of Moral
> In other words, Twain's collision with determinism and the various
>permutations of post-Darwinist thought -- as exemplified by Spencer, Fiske,
>William Graham Sumner, and others -- led him into unstable practice as
>either sentimentalist or antisentimentalist. ]
I feel you all wanted me to post something in March and resume silence.
I respect your good judgement!!
The "Moral Sense" bothered Mr. Twain as it was mis-used by all.
Eric Hoffer (b. 1902) wrote,"Moral indignation permits envy and hate
to be acted out under the guise of virtue."
and "Many of the insights of a saint stem from his experiences as a sinner."
Darwin might agree, the first creature to walk on land was a bad sinner
"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each
a last from Eric Hoffer,
San Francisco Longshoreman.
And "a foolish consistency is
"Don't give me quotations. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
"Between us, Kipling and know everything.
He knows all there is to know, and I know everything else."