Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Stamp of Civilization - Max Nordau

Japan hath Western culture? So you say. O vain sophistic thought!
'Tis but the colour of its texture that in her life is lightly wrought.
Civilization’s higher forms belong to Western men alone.
As for Japan? Why e’en Anti-Semitism in her land is quite unknown.

Max Nordau (1849 - 1923) Hungary
Translated by Joseph Friedlander
Source: The Standard Book of Jewish Verse. Joseph Friedlander, comp., Dodd, Mead and Company, 1917

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