Tomorrow marks the five-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. I don’t have a whole lot to say about it this morning, but instead will link to the text of Mark Twain’s The War Prayer. Twain was a brilliant writer, and his essay is as relevant and poignant today as it was when he first wrote it. This piece was considered controversial enough that Twain was discouraged from publishing it, and it appeared only six years after his death.
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