Another example of Mark Twain's works being conscripted and distorted for
blatant political purposes is discussed in Tsuyoshi Ishihara's book, Mark
Twain in Japan (Univ. of Mo. Press, 2005).  During the 1930s, The Prince and
the Pauper was translated in a manner that bolstered the idea of a rigid,
feudalistic society resembling the Japanese society of the pre-war era.

Martin Zehr
Kansas City, Missouri