marxism-digest V1 #3918

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sun Sep 2 16:13:41 MDT 2001



Philip Ferguson wrote:
>
> S. Chatterjee:
>
> > He (Louis Proyect) has also previously
> > commented on Engels racism vis a vis the Irish.
>
> I must have missed this.
>
> But I would be very surprised if Engels' exhibited racism towards the
> Irish.

Some years ago I assigned Engels, Condition of the Eng. W. Class to an
undergrad literature class -- quite a few of the students raised this
issue. So whatever Engels's "real" attitude towards the Irish was, his
book could (at least for a late 20th-c reader) give this impression.

Carrol



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