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    Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame—to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873)

    Is a civilization naturally backward because it is different? Outside of cannibalism, which can be matched in this country, at least, by lynching, there is no vice and no degradation in native African customs which can begin to touch the horrors thrust upon them by white masters. Drunkenness, terrible diseases, immorality, all these things have been gifts of European civilization.
    —W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)