Anti-imperialist Writings


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 17 reviews)

This audiobook is a collection of Mark Twain's anti-imperialist writings (newspaper articles, interviews, speeches, letters, essays and pamphlets). (Summary by Vineshen Pillay) (5 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Mark Twain Home Again 9:08 Read by John Greenman
The Lotos Club Dinner Speech 1:01:00 Read by John Greenman
Introducing Winston Churchill 2:19 Read by John Greenman
A Salutation Speech from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth 1:20 Read by John Greenman
Letter to Rev. Joseph H. Twichell dated 29 January 1901 4:55 Read by John Greenman
To the Person Sitting in Darkness 48:32 Read by John Greenman
Training That Pays 6:28 Read by John Greenman
To my Missionary Critics 47:03 Read by John Greenman
A Defence of General Funston 38:49 Read by John Greenman
King Leopold's Soliloquy, Part 1 53:33 Read by John Greenman
King Leopold's Soliloquy, Part 2 38:03 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

still relevant


(4 stars)

Four stars instead of five only because I am very foggy, not to say ignorant, of the events about which Mark twain is writing. Nevertheless, they are events he makes vivid. Some deal with mere politics, but the most powerful deal with events that were cataclysmic in their day and highly reminiscent of issues of our own day I refer to the pieces on US involvement the Philippines and on the depredations of Leopold of Belgium in the Congo.) The details are horrible. The style is classic Twain: well expressed ideas and sardonic humor, even despite the subject matter. I think in our present day, for mountains of information delivered with a wry smile, the closest thing is Rachel Maddow

Human rights watch


(5 stars)

Mr Twain is heavy on scathing,withering scorn and his journalistic background serves him well,presenting facts and figures. Its so tragic that imperialism s' fallout continues to be manifest today. John Greenman, as ever does stalwart work in his reading. Thank you, Mr Greenman, you ARE Mark Twain, to. me.

Anti-imperialist Writings


(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!