Mark Twain & The Jews

Mark Twain, the famous American writer from the 19th century, had some interesting comments that he made to Harper’s magazine in 1899:

“Jews constitute but 1 percent of the human race…Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of… His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine… are away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world… with his hands tied behind him… All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his Immortality?”

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  1. Interesting… he was exposed to slavery, but gives praise to the Jews and their hard work.

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