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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...gy of Environmentalism XI. The Invention of Lying: Fact and Truth XII. Hostel: The American Hostel XIII. Inceptions and Its Errors XIV. Aliens „R ... ... cultivates a False Self of a jazz giant in the making and the author of the Great American Novel but he is neither and he bitterly knows it. Even ... ...most heart rending smile when embarrassed or endangered. He is a caricature of the American dream: ambitious, driven, winsome, well versed in the m... ...t. The Swedish Count Wallenberg imperilled his life (and lost it) smuggling hunted Jews out of Nazi occupied Europe. He did not choose, or helped t... ...e and desist with his activities. "It is MY brain" - he screams and, with a typical American finale, "I will see you in court". Craig responds: "But... ...s engineer would run afoul of Gödel's theorem. Note - Turing Machines In 1936 an American (Alonzo Church) and a Briton (Alan M. Turing) published...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...his leads to horrors such as the Holocaust. The Nazis did not regard as humans the Jews, the Slavs, homosexuals, and other minorities - so they sou... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...most recent examples are the massacre of the Tutsis in Rwanda, the Holocaust of the Jews in Nazi Germany's Third Reich, and the Armenian Genocide in... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ... fraud scandals signals the end of an era. Disillusionment and disenchantment with American capitalism may yet lead to a tectonic ideological shift... ...t it takes one Jew to really know another. Conditioned by millennia of persecution, Jews are paranoid, defensive, and obsessively secretive. It is i... ...tion - not only a religious one If race is defined in terms of genetic purity, then Jews are as much a race as the remotest and most isolated of the... ...nsforming itself into an outpost and beacon of Western (first British-French, then American) neo-colonialism. As the representative of the oppresso...

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God Prophecy

By: Dr. Paraskev

...of God’s Kingdom on Earth. All other religions wait for this Kingdom, too. Jews await the Messiah that will bring it. Muslims wait for Mahdi, who will... ...d rock-n-roll” slogan ... On the other hand, in the 1930s, the most famous American clairvoyant Edgar Cayce prophesied: “ ... entrance is shown to be ...

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Captain Brassbound's Conversion

By: George Bernard Shaw

...st dangerous chieftain in these parts, the Sheikh Sidi el Assif, has a new American machine pistol which fires ten bullets without loadin; and his rif... ...e and lets my caravans alone. But I have sworn an oath to him to take only Jews and true believers—no Christians, you understand. LADY CICELY. Then wh... ...p. (Sir Howard’s face falls.) LADY CICELY. What is it, then? RASSBOUND. An American cruiser. The Santiago. THE CADI (tearing his beard). Woe! alas! it... ...hind it, and an inkstand and paper ready for the sitter. A couple of cheap American chairs right and left of the table, facing the same way as the pre... ...s Conversion RANKIN (doubtfully). I could wish there were more chairs. Yon American captain will preside in this; and that leaves but one for Sir Howr... ...urse you are. But don’t you think he would make a better impression on the American captain if he were a little more respectably dressed? RANKIN. Mebb...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ll we eager him to eat of it himself. The same spirit inspired Miss Bird’s American missionaries, who had come thousands of miles to change the faith ... ... their ignorance of the religions they were trying to supplant. I quote an American in this connection without scruple. Uncle Sam is better than John ... ...the largest, to a clique of states; and the whole scope and atmosphere not American, but merely Yankee. I will go far beyond him in reprobating the as... ...re to look when I find myself 7 Memories and Portraits in company with an American and see my countrymen un- bending to him as to a performing dog. B... ...npopulous. It is not so for nothing. I once seemed to have perceived in an American boy a greater readiness of sympathy for lands that are great, and ... ..., having entered, leave it. It was a place besieged; the shopmen, like the Jews rebuilding Salem, had a double task. They kept us at the stick’s end, ...

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... history, and religion, but of the growth and liberties of art. Of the two Americans, Whitman and Thoreau, each is the type of some- thing not so much... ...ght them forth, an author would require a large habit of life among modern Americans. As for Yoshida, I have already disclaimed respon- sibility; it w... ... But the common, trashy mind of our gen- eration is still aghast, like the Jews of old, at any word of an unsuccessful virtue. Job has been written an... ...ndignation against the zeal of a Whig clergyman, he writes: “I daresay the American Congress in 1776 will be allowed to be as able and as enlightened ... ...calls “Feudal Literature” could have little living action on the tumult of American democracy; what he calls the “Lit- erature of Wo,” meaning the who... ...nhere in the life of the present; which was to be, first, human, and next, American; which was to be brave and cheerful as per con- tract; to give cul... ...d and com- forted the wicked kings of Israel; or of Jeremiah, who bade the Jews pray for the prosperity of Nebuchadnezzar. As for the Queen’s aid, the...

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Man with No Name

By: Wally Amos

...olate Chip Cookie Company changed my life-and it also changed the face of American business. I opened the first gourmet chocolate chip cookie store ... ... to partake of because Friday was also the day "the eagle flew"-the black American colloquialism for payday. And when Ruby got to work frying up fis... ...palette of races I had never encountered before: Chi­ nese, Puerto Ricans, Jews. Outside the school, I had to deal with the gangs which were prevalen... ...ed shirt and Panama hat now reside in the Smith­ sonian National Museum of American History in the Business Americana Collection. That hat and shirt,... ...seum, valued them as symbols of being able to create your own destiny-the American Dream. To me they are a testament to the power of faith, commitme... ... I did not even think about literacy. But when I learned that millions of Americans could not read or write, I approached LV A and offered my servic...

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Modelling of Rationality...and Beyond the Physics

By: Gh. C. Dinulescu

...(F) [ 3 + sup(T)+sup(I)+sup(F) [ 3 + sup(T)+sup(I)+sup(F) [ 3 + American Research Press Rehoboth 2002 2 GH. C. DINULESCU–CÂMPIN... ...THE PHYSICS American Research Press Rehoboth 2002 3 This book can be ... ...wwwlib.umi.com/bod/search/basic (Books on Demand) Copyright 2002 by American Research Press Rehoboth, Box 141 NM 87322, USA E-mail: M_L_Pere... ... particularly violent phenomenon, that nonetheless destroyed only a small American locality that seemed to be the campus of a scientific community. ... ...f prestige ″The Sword of the Lord″, in 1970, the I.B.M. computers of the American space program would allegedly have discovered a lacking day in th... ... hypothesis is also based on the statement that Moses – the leader of the Jews, well knowledgeable of the topography of those places, couldn′t lead t... ...a, but further north, towards the Promised Land, so it is likely that the Jews crossed one of the shallow lakes of the area. The Santorin hypothesis... ...is hypothesis, one can also invoke the period of around 40 years when the Jews wandered through the desert, that can be accounted for by the fact tha... ... by the Pharaonic state. The unidirectionality of the mental force of all Jews was facilitated by the faith in their prophet and leader, who explici...

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Voices from the Past

By: Paul Alexander Bartlett

...d, impressive, highly pictorial.” JOE KNOEFLER in the L.A. Times: “...an American writer gifted with...perception and sensitivity.” FRANK TANNENBA... ...dence have now been established at V VOICES FROM THE PAST xiv the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming, the Nettie Lee Bens... ...Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming, the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection of the University of Texas, and the Rare Books Collect... .... He must have known that I had not preached revolt. “Are you king of the Jews?” he asked, motioning me to come closer. “Your people have brought yo... ...head. Six or eight men confronted me. They mocked me. “Hail, king of the Jews,” they hol- lered. Priests appeared and cried: “Crucify him...he cal... ...hildren, reapers, sowers, which comes first? Which the most important? We Americans expropri- ate, accomplish, destroy. The rough rock becomes polish... ...the slaves on board those vessels have been returned to Liberia. Now, an American ship, the Erie, out of Portland, has been captured off the West A...

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The Enormous Room

By: E. E. Cummings

...e criminal to delay any longer calling to your atten- tion a crime against American citizenship in which the French Government has persisted for many ... ...ment has persisted for many weeks—in spite of constant appeals made to the American Minister at Paris; and in spite of subse- quent action taken by th... ...e initiative of my friend, Hon. . 4 The Enormous Room The victims are two American ambulance drivers, Edward Estlin Cummings of Cambridge, Mass., and... ...ou. 1. After many weeks of vain effort to secure effec- tive action by the American Ambassador at Paris, Richard Norton of the Norton-Harjes Ambulance... ...y cabled that he had discovered six weeks before.) My boy’s mother and all American mothers have a right to be pro- tected against all needless anxiet... ...he streets. Les rues de Paris. I walked past Notre Dame. I bought tobacco. Jews are peddling things with American 237 e e cummings trade-marks on the...

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Jonathan Swift's a Modest Proposal

By: Jonathan Swift

... be li- able to the least objection. I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nurs... ...triot, I cannot be alto- gether in his sentiments; for as to the males, my American acquainteance as- sured me from frequent experience that their fle... ...: of quitting our animosities and factions, nor acting any longer like the Jews, who were mur- dering one another at the very moment their city was ta...

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A Letter Concerning Toleration

By: John Locke

... concerned for my salvation than I myself am. Amongst so many kings of the Jews, how many of them were there whom any Israelite, thus blindly followin... ...lf. For what hinders but a Christian magistrate may have subjects that are Jews? Now, if we acknowledge that such an injury may not be done unto a Jew... ...d has not given any express command about them. For ex ample: amongst the Jews the time and place of their worship and the habits of those that offic... ...rived of his terrestrial enjoyments upon account of his religion. Not even Americans, subjected unto a Christian prince, are to be punished either in ... ...rebels, guilty of no less than high treason. For the common wealth of the Jews, different in that from all others, was an absolute theocracy; nor was... ...ed? No: the reason is this. God being in a peculiar manner the King of the Jews, He could not “Toleration” — John Locke 34 suffer the adoration of an...

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Preface to Androcles and the Lion: On the Prospects of Christianity

By: George Bernard Shaw

...tatesmen now because of the doc- trines that distinguished Christ from the Jews and the Barabbasques generally, including ourselves. WHY JESUS MORE TH... ...see any more sense in martyr- dom than Galileo did. He was executed by the Jews for the blasphemy of claiming to be a God; and Pilate, to whom this wa... ...e had committed treason against Rome by saying that he was the King of the Jews. He was not falsely accused, nor denied full opportunities of defendin... ...t negroes to their faith with great ease, but cannot convert Mahometans or Jews. The negro finds in civilized Salvationism an un- speakably more comfo... ...f no con- sequence, the sensational effect of such a heresy as this on the Jews is not apparent: it seems to us as natural that John should have bapti... ...n practically all the white inhabitants of the British Isles and the North American continent, to mention no other places) are condemned in the words,...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...ust always be posterior to the improvement of that coun- try. In our North American colonies, the plantations have con- stantly followed either the se... ...d not rise to what it had been in 1755, till 1766, after the repeal of the American stamp act. In that and the following year, it greatly exceeded wha... ... increase too, so may likewise the capital of a great nation. In our North American and West Indian colonies, not only the wages of labour, but the in... ...me manner as that upon gold, or to give up working the greater part of the American mines which are now wrought. The gradual increase of the demand fo... ... be uncertain, whether, to the general market of Europe, the whole mass of American gold comes at a price nearer to the lowest for which it is possibl... ...lished that of Maryland; the quakers, that of Pennsylvania. The Portuguese Jews, persecuted by the inquisition, stript of their fortunes, and banished...

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Henry David Thoreau

...y sometimes see the curious circular nests of the Lamprey Eel, Petromyzon Americanus, the American Stone Sucker, as large as a cart wheel, a foot or ... ...ive proof of a common humanity. All nations love the same jests and tales, Jews, Christians, and Mahometans, and the same translated suffice for all. ... ...d, and referring him to some new ge nealogy. “Son of——and——. He aided the Americans to gain their independence, instructed mankind in economy, and dr... ...ge, and heretical, and un popular. To Christians, no less than Greeks and Jews, it is foolishness and a stumbling block. There are, indeed, severe th... ...moral grandeur and sub limity akin to those of his own Scriptures. T o an American reader, who, by the advantage of his posi tion, can see over that... ...red Alexander Henry’s Adventures here, as a sort of classic among books of American travel. It contains scenery and rough sketching of men and inciden... ...; the relic of a twilight antediluvian age which yet inhabits these bright American rivers with us Yankees. There is something vener able in this mel...

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Essays

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

... idols are Italy, England, Egypt, retains its fascination for all educated Americans. They who made England, Italy, or Greece venerable in the imagina... ...r of thought and quaint expression are as near to us as to any, and if the American artist will study with hope and love the precise thing to be done ... ...see that Paganini can extract rapture from a catgut, and Eulenstein from a jews-harp, and a nimble-fingered lad out of shreds of paper with his scisso... ...s he looked out of this window, when he looked out of that,—whip him.” Our American character is marked by a more than average delight in accurate per... ...avior were as easily marked in the society of their age as color is in our American population. When any Rodrigo, Pedro or Valerio enters, though he b... ... Punic, in Roman houses, only that we may wiselier see French, English and American houses and modes of living. In like manner we see literature best ...

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The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet

By: George Bernard Shaw

... who regard it as incestuous. Catholic Emancipation and the admis- sion of Jews to parliament needed no toleration from Catholics and Jews: the tolera... ... other hand, it is some- times so vague, as for example in the case of the American law against obscenity, that it makes the magistrate virtually a ce... ... summit of their Cathedral in a city occupied largely and influentially by Jews. Court etiquet is no doubt an excellent thing for court cer- emonies; ... ...ough to hang you, anyway. [Going over to him threateningly]. Youre no true American man, to insult a 86 The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet woman like th... ...he word of a woman of bad character. I stand on the honor and virtue of my American manhood. I say that she’s not had the oath, and that you darent fo...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...does not inter- fere with your own! Christians, therefore, Mahometans, and Jews originally, in proportion as they were sincere and con- scientious, ha... ...m of ethics. In Judaism, again, the special and insulated situation of the Jews has unavoidably impressed an exclusive bias upon its prin- ciples. In ... ...that the burning of a wood, or even of a forest, which happens in our vast American *‘Integrity of the metaphor.’—One of the best notes ever writ- ten... ...such it was) secured so providentially to the Hebrew theology, two learned Jews—viz., Josephus and Philo Judaeus—had occasion to seek a cosmopolitan u... ...he destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish nation, threw these two learned Jews upon this recourse to the Greek lan- guage as their final resource, in... ...lic, to eternal obscurity amongst men, I go on to mention that the learned Jews selected for this weighty labor happened to be in number seventy-two; ...

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John Bull's Other Island

By: George Bernard Shaw

...- ern hybrids that now monopolize England. Hypocrites, hum- bugs, Germans, Jews, Yankees, foreigners, Park Laners, cos- mopolitan riffraff. Don’t call... ...ever made to be farmers; and we’ll never do any good at it. We’re like the Jews: the Almighty gave us brains, and bid us farm them, and leave the clay... ...he clay and the worms alone. FATHER DEMPSEY [with gentle irony]. Oh! is it Jews you want to make of us? I must catechize you a bit meself, I think. Th... ...e-slot mutoscopes to make it inter- esting, then no doubt your English and American sharehold- ers will spend all the money we make for them very effi...

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The Forged Coupon, And Other Stories and Dramas

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...ations, his nationality. Such a key is peculiarly necessary to English or American students of Tolstoy, because of the marked contrast existing be t... ...f the marked contrast existing be tween the Russian and the Englishman or American in these respects, a contrast by which Tolstoy himself was forcibl... ... to concentrate his thoughts on the land question. He began by reading the American propagandist’s “Social Problems,” which arrested his attention by ... ...en who sought his society, appealing to him for guidance. One of these (an American, and her self a practical philanthropist), Miss Jane Addams, ex ... ... to Him, and offering Him vinegar, and saying, ‘If Thou be the King of the Jews save Thyself. ’ And a superscription also was written over Him in lett... ...r Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, ‘This is the King of the Jews.’ And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, say ing... ...mes, and is as tonished that the government can be so unwise as to permit Jews to enter the university. There is his guest, formerly the governor of ...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume One

By: Edgar Allan Poe

...ting place of Edgar Allan Poe, the most interesting and original figure in American letters. And, to sig- nify that peculiar musical quality of Poe’s ... ...s unmortified sense of independence.” And this was the tribute paid by the American public to the master who had given to it such tales of conjuring c... ...s Dickens, although they made him many enemies among the over-puffed minor American writers so mercilessly exposed by him; such poems of beauty and me... ...rds might not a Poe claim! Edgar’s father, a son of General David Poe, the American revolutionary patriot and friend of Lafayette, had married Mrs. Ho... ...m $20 monthly for two pages of criticism. Those were discouraging times in American literature, but Poe never lost faith. He was finally to triumph wh... ... plunder the temple of Diana at Ephesus; his impla- cable hostility to the Jews; his pollution of the Holy of Holies; and his miserable death at Taba,... ...—or the tearing down of a hand- some temple—or, indeed, a bonfire of a few Jews. The up- roar increases. Shouts of laughter ascend the skies. The air ... ...ion of especial state. Such, you will allow, is the massacre of a thousand Jews. With how superior a dignity the monarch perambulates on all fours! Hi...

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Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...inheritance, or upon some other plea made good by gifts or bribes— some by Jews and others by Christians, perhaps equally Jew- ish. Superadded to thes... ...after so long a voyage, she only, out of the total crew, was thrown on the American shore, with one hundred and five pounds in her purse of clear gain... ...foot of Kate’s little account. But unhappily for Kate’s début on this vast American stage, the case was otherwise. Mr. Urquiza had the misfortune (equ... ... like the mist that sits, through sultry afternoons, upon the river of the American St. Peter, sometimes rarefying for minutes into sunny gauze, somet... ...etween all complications of descent from three original strands, European, American, African, the distinctions of social consideration founded on them... ... thanked!) twice over with blood of Arabs—once through Moors, once through Jews;* whilst from her grandmother, Juana drew the deep subtle melancholy a... ...ty, having more than three hundred thou- sand inhabitants, (in spite of an American sceptic,) nearly all children of toil; and a city, too, which, fro... ...ety of the Sortes Virgilianæ. This variety was known in early times to the Jews—as early, indeed, as the era of the Grecian Pericles, if we are to bel... ...to believe the Talmud. It is known familiarly to this day amongst Pol- ish Jews, and is called Bathcol, or the daughter of a voice; the meaning of whi...

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The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850)

By: Olive Gilbert

...re treated; they are scarcely regarded as being present. This trait in our American character has been frequently noticed by foreign travel- ers. One ... ...tural reason, asserting also 67 The Narrative of Sojourner Truth that the Jews did not shave, and that Adam had a beard. Mr. Pierson detailed to Matt... ... only heaven is on earth. All who are ignorant of truth are Ninevites. The Jews did not crucify Christ—it was the Gentiles. Every Jew has his guardian...

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Almost Two Months Had Passed

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...f his book, the various public ques- tions of the dissenting sects, of the American alliance, of the Samara famine, of exhibitions, and of spiritual- ... ...er men in one body of believers, which is called the church. Well, but the Jews, the Mohammedans, the Con- fucians, the Buddhists—what of them?” he pu...

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

By: John Locke

...ow, and pitiful ideas of God common among men. This was evidently the case of all Gentilism. Nor hath even amongst Jews, Christians, and Mahometans, w... ...t it does. 20. Sticking on and under-propping. Whatever a learned 159 John Locke man may do here, an intelligent American, who inquired into the nat... ...in confu- sion. 6. Another reason for the necessity of names to num- bers. This I think to be the reason why some Americans I have spoken with, (who ... ... could any one translate them into the Caribbee or Westoe tongues: and the versura of the Romans, or corban of the Jews, have no words in other langua... ...n lost among us, we should in a few ages be unavoidably reduced to the wants and igno- rance of the ancient savage Americans, whose natural endowments...

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Caesar and Cleopatra

By: George Bernard Shaw

...om lower Egypt; some, much darker, from upper Egypt; with a few Greeks and Jews. Promi- 24 Shaw nent in a group on Ptolemy’s right hand is Theodotus,... ...all. One more illustration. Is the Englishman prepared to ad- mit that the American is his superior as a human being? I ask this question because the ... ...ds appear almost medieval to the up-to-date Chicagoan. This means that the American has an advantage over the Englishman of exactly the same nature th...

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The Doctors Dilemma: Preface on Doctors

By: George Bernard Shaw

...owledge, any more than the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness (as the American Constitution puts it), from all social conditions. No man is allow... ...as to circumcision and the declaring certain kinds of flesh unclean by the Jews. To advertize any remedy or operation, you have only to pick out all t...

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Autobiography Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

...cene in Auerbach’s cellar. Egmont was also begun under the stimulus of the American Rebel- lion. A way of escaping from his embarrassments was unex- p... ...ment of the city, had risen up against it, plotted a mutiny, plundered the Jews’ quarter, and excited a fearful riot, but were at last captured, and c... ...fering to traffic. At the same time, the old legends of the cruelty of the Jews towards Chris- tian children, which we had seen hideously illustrated ... ...lection, all strangers are sent out of the city, the gates are closed, the Jews are confined to their quarter, and the citizen of Frankfort prides him... ...Huguenots, who settled there after the revocation of the edict of Nantes.— American Note. 235 Goethe me. Her ill health kept her constantly at home. ... ...g class of men in England or America, which would justify an English word.—American Note. 328 Autobiography tained; which he very soon managed to gai...

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The Wife and Other Stories

By: Anton Tchekhov

... from gaunt trees, broken windows, grey walls, and doors covered with torn American leather! 84 Anton Chekhov When I go to my own entrance the door i... ...an, has denounced him, proving that the discovery was made in 1870 by some American; while a third person, also a German, trumps them both by proving ... ...y childhood, in the album which lay on my mother’s chest of drawers. “Four Jews were charged with being incendiaries, were re- garded as a gang of rob...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

...ars. He made the acquaintance at first, in his own words, “of a lot of low Jews, Jewesses, and Jewkins,” and ended by being received by “Jews high and... ...and wake us up and lead us to better things. Are we to leave it all to the Jews? You will found institutions and enterprises of all sorts. You will he... ... now, Dmitri Fyodorovitch. The authorities have sent them away . But we’ve Jews that play the cymbals and the fiddle in the village, so one might send... ...pack, and in- formed Mitya that the girls were getting ready, and that the Jews with the cymbals would most likely be here soon; but the cart with the... ...usand, but four or six, for it. He would have put his law- yers, Poles and Jews, on to the job, and might have got, not three thousand, but the whole ... ..., already. Even though Grusha will be with me. Just look at her; is she an American? She is Russian, Russian to the marrow of her bones; she will be h... ...s soon as we’ve learnt it—good-bye to America! We’ll run here to Russia as American citizens. Don’t be uneasy—we would not 722 THE BROTHERS KARAMAZO... ...work on the land here, too, somewhere in the wilds, and I’ll make up as an American all my life. But we shall die on our own soil. That’s my plan, and...

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Resurrection

By: Mrs. Louis Maude

...nd this is a thing not only we but many have been considering. There is an American, Henry George. This is what he has thought out, and I agree with h... ...lova’s would shape if she were acquitted. He remembered the thought of the American writer, Thoreau, who at the time when slavery existed in America s... ... fat, pale and red, dark and bearded and beardless, Russians, Tartars, and Jews—came out, clattering with their chains and briskly swinging their arms... ...h people. There were in it servants, working men, factory hands, butchers, Jews, shopmen, workmen’s wives, a soldier, two ladies, a young one and an o... ... fifteen—thin, small, active, with black, spar- kling eyes, and, like most Jews, very musical. His voice was still breaking, and yet he sang beautiful...

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Madame Bovary

By: Gustave Flaubert

...a mere nothing. But there’s no hurry; whenever it’s convenient. We are not Jews.” She reflected for a few moments, and ended by again de- clining Mons... ...r for calls. I saw that the very moment that I came in. I’ve the eye of an American!” He did not send the stuff; he brought it. Then he came again to ... ...’Holbach, read the ‘Encyclopaedia’!” “Read the ‘Letters of some Portuguese Jews,’” said the other; “read ‘The Meaning of Christianity,’ by Nicolas, fo...

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Considerations on Representative Government

By: John Stuart Mill

...tual occurrence. Nothing but foreign force would in duce a tribe of North American Indians to submit to the restraints of a regular and civilized gov... ... afforded by another and a comparatively insignificant Oriental people—the Jews. They, too, had an absolute monarchy and a hierarchy, and their organi... ...ions more favor able to Progress could not easily exist; accordingly, the Jews, instead of being stationary like other Asiatics, were, next to the Gr... ...ns at all in the repre sentative body. It is an admitted fact that in the American democracy, which is constructed on this faulty model, the highly c... ...ne suggested itself to the en lightened and disinterested founders of the American Re public, the federal and state assemblies would have contained ... ...ents of M. de Tocqueville’s great work, and especially his estimate of the Americans. Almost all travelers are struck by the fact that every American ... ...oduce so marked a superiority of mental development in the lowest class of Americans, compared with the corresponding classes in England and elsewhere...

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Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay : An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government

By: John Locke

...h not in himself—a power over his own life. I confess, we find among the Jews, as well as other nations, that men did sell themselves; but it is pla... ...annot be a clearer demonstration of any thing than several nations of the Americans are of this, who are rich in land and poor in all the comforts of... ... Essay – Locke the first commoners of the world look after—as it doth the Americans now—are generally things of short dura tion, such as if they ar... ... have of the beginning of any polities in the world, excepting that of the Jews, where God Him self immediately interposed, and which favours not at ... ...em. They are of no more account by her standard than the Wampompeke of the Americans to an European prince, or the silver money of Europe would have b... ...opean prince, or the silver money of Europe would have been formerly to an American. And five years’ prod uct is not worth the perpetual inheritance ...

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Letters on England

By: Voltaire, 1694-1778

... ceremony?” “Yes, my friend,” says he, “so truly Jewish, that a great many Jews use the bap- tism of John to this day. Look into ancient authors, and ... ...hat country. The first step he took was to enter into an alliance with his American neighbours, and this is the only treaty between those people and t... ...in his native country, went back to Penn- sylvania. His own people and the Americans received him with tears of joy, as though he had been a father wh...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

... I take my place behind this desk, and face this learned au- dience. To us Americans, the experience of receiving instruction from the living voice, a... ...uous an act. Particularly must this be the case on a soil as sacred to the American imagination as that of Edinburgh. The glories of the philosophic c... ...rd a sweet savor;” we “taste and see that he is good.” “Spiritual milk for American babes, drawn from the breasts of both testaments,” is a sub-title ... ...God:” God’s Breath in Man is the title of the chief work of our best known American mystic (Thomas Lake Harris), and in cer- tain non-Christian countr... ...o practical fruits, and the ex- tremely practical turn of character of the American people has never been better shown than by the fact that this, the... ...trast between this world and the next which through all the history of the Jews had continually been grow- ing wider: ‘As in heaven, so on earth.’ The... ...salem, where he went to dwell, a mission of nuns for the conversion of the Jews, showed no tendency to use for egotistic purposes the notoriety given ... ... interior life which are the exclusive object of our study. The baiting of Jews, 329 William James the hunting of Albigenses and Waldenses, the ston-...

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On Liberty

By: John Stuart Mill

... who now shudder at his conduct, if they had lived in his time and been born Jews, would have acted precisely as he did. Ortho dox Christians who are... ...ual daily occupation, though in no respect religiously binding on any except Jews, is a highly beneficial custom. And inasmuch as this custom cannot b... ... some tolerable plan of action. What the French are in military affairs, the Americans are in every kind of civil business; let them be left without a... ...nd of civil business; let them be left without a govern ment, every body of Americans is able to improvise one, and to carry on that or any other pub...

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Crime Its Cause and Treatment

By: Clarence Darrow

...rs 35;33. Wherefore should the nations [Gentiles] say, Where is their [the Jews’] God? Let the avenging of the blood of thy ser- vants which is shed, ... ... rule for the guidance of mankind, but only as a policy by one sect of the Jews and Christians to save themselves from the Romans. The reason for the ... ...power would in his own time visit on the oppressors the vengeance that the Jews and Christians were too weak to inflict. Jesus and the early Christian... ...ians believed in judging and in punish- ment as vengeance, the same as the Jews and other peoples believed in it. (See 13 Matthew 41-43, 23 Matthew 33... ...ivil War. During the last war, these en- croachments were greater than any American could have possibly dreamed; and so far there seems little immedia... ...rough the needs of the rulers in war they were given to the poor. When the American Revolution separated us from Great Britain, the spirit of democrac... ...ch and nerves, and Nature will have revenge. T o be sure, the professional American rhapso- dist points out that we are immune from natural law becaus...

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Twenty Three Tales

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...em his own. Part VII consists of stories Tolstoy contributed in aid of the Jews left destitute after the massacres and out rages in Kishinéf and else... ...ected Twenty three Tales by Tolstoy : “The Coffee House of Surat” 219 the Jews; and, as a proof, you quote the fact that the Jews are humiliated and ... ...by Tolstoy : “Too Dear!” 229 PART VII STORIES GIVEN TO AID THE PERSECUTED JEWS 21 ESARHADDON, KING OF ASSYRIA THE A SSYRIAN K ING, ESARHADDON, had co... ..., DEATH AND SICKNESS A LEGEND. THIS IS A LEGEND current among the South American Indi ans. God, say they, at first made men so that they had no ne...

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