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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
The Stamp of Civilization
By Max Nordau (Trans. J. F.)
 
JAPAN hath Western culture? So you say. O vain sophistic thought!
’Tis but the color 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.
 
 
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