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How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be American before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?

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A bit about Edith Wharton ...

Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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