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Introduction
The Feminine Mind-1
The War Between the Sexes-2.1
The War Between the Sexes-2.2
The War Between the Sexes-2.3
Marriage-3.1
Marriage-3.2
Marriage-3.3
Marriage-3.4
Woman Suffrage-4.1
Woman Suffrage-4.2
Woman Suffrage-4.3
Woman Suffrage-4.4
The New Age-5.1
The New Age-5.2
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. INTRODUCTION
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-1-2
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-1-2
OF SEXUAL UNION-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-6-7-8
OF SEXUAL UNION-10-11
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-3-4-5
ABOUT A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-3-4
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-5-6
ABOUT COURTESANS-1-2
ABOUT COURTESANS-3-4
ABOUT COURTESANS-5-6
ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF-1-2
CONCLUDING REMARKS

and during the war I was variously denounced. Abroad, especially 

in England, I am sometimes put to the torture for my intolerable 

Americanism. The two views are less far apart than they seem to be. 

The fact is that I am superficially so American, in ways of speech 

and thought, that the foreigner is deceived, whereas the native, more 

familiar with the true signs, sees that under the surface there is 

incurable antagonism to most of the ideas that Americans hold to be 

sound. Thus I all between two stools--but it is more comfortable there 

on the floor than sitting up tightly. I am wholly devoid of public 

spirit or moral purpose. This is incomprehensible to many men, and they 

seek to remedy the defect by crediting me with purposes of their own. 

The only thing I respect is intellectual honesty, of which, of course, 

intellectual courage is a necessary part. A Socialist who goes to jail 

for his opinions seems to me a much finer man than the judge who sends 

him there, though I disagree with all the ideas of the Socialist and 

agree with some of those of the judge. But though he is fine, the 

Socialist is nevertheless foolish, for he suffers for what is untrue. 

If I knew what was true, I'd probably be willing to sweat and strive for 

it, and maybe even to die for it to the tune of bugle-blasts. But so far 

I have not found it. 

 

H. L. Mencken 


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