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A Document by Mark Twain
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:The War Prayer||short story||November 1916||War|
|Mark Twain's scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervor as motivations for war. The piece was left unpublished at his death, largely due to pressure from his family, who feared that it would be considered sacrilegious. Twain’s publisher and other friends also discouraged him from publishing it.|
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