When someone boasted of the economic and cultural achievements of his country, the Master was quite unimpressed. “Have all those achievements made the slightest change in the hearts of your countrymen?” he asked.
And he told of a white man who was captured by cannibals and brought to the chief prior to being roasted alive. Imagine his astonishment when he heard the chieftain speak with a perfect Harvard accent.
“Did your years in Harvard do nothing to change you?” asked the white man.
“Of course they did. They civilized me. After you’re roasted I shall dress for dinner and eat you with knife and fork.”