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The White Man's Burden

Publication Date: August 14, 2012

Chapter: Random Literature

Is this a Lit Brick comic with Sporkman in it, or a Sporkman comic about literature? You make the call!

Anyway, critics seem divided over whether this poem is satire or if Kipling was really that gung-ho about Imperialism. Personally, given his noted association with the English Empire, I think it's fairly safe to say that Kipling was pretty much okay with a bunch of white dudes running roughshod over any country they could find. But hey, he was still one hell of a writer, so we'll cut him some slack. Not much slack, but still.

Also, soap:

Author: Rudyard Kipling • Year: 1899 • Info: Wikipedia

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