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Quotation by H.L. Mencken
Nietzsche, to the end of his days, remained a Russian pastor's son, and hence two-thirds of a Puritan; he erected his war upon holiness, toward the end, into a sort of holy war.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in A Book of Prefaces (1916). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 7, p. 51, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
In an essay on Theodore Dreiser.
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