Read Mark Twain’s opening speech at Kensal Rise Library

Mark Twain opens Kensal Rise Library“I formally declare this reading-room open, and I think that the legislature should not compel a community to provide itself with intelligent food, but give it the privilege of providing it if the community so desires.”

– Mark Twain

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  1. Van Brown

    Mark Twain recognized that to compel it could mean the possibility of the “intelligent food” being tampered with.  I would suspect the same.

    “More often than not for me, it was the books that were suggested more than the books required that became profoundly inspirational.” -Van Brown

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