FLASHBACK - The War Prayer by Mark Twain | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FLASHBACK - The War Prayer by Mark Twain

" Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." From Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger."

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Mark Twain, who had learned first-hand of the horrors of war in the Confederacy, created "The War Prayer" in 1904, but forbid its publication until after his death, saying, "I have told the truth in that... and only dead men can tell the truth in this world."

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