Today's American Minute — Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad, his visit to the Middle East & his views on life - American Minute with Bill Federer

his visit to the Middle East & his views on life - American Minute with Bill Federer Innocents Abroad Mark Twain

Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad, his visit to the Middle East & his views on life  - American Minute with Bill Federer

In Innocents Abroad, chapter 53, Twain described the condition of Jerusalem under Ottoman Muslim rule:
"Palestine is desolate and unlovely ... Rags, wretchedness, poverty and dirt, those signs and symbols that indicate the presence of Moslem rule more surely than the crescent-flag itself, abound ...
Jerusalem is mournful, and dreary, and lifeless. I would not desire to live here ...

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