[Marxism] Re: Pomeranz

Lueko Willms l.willms at jpberlin.de
Sun Oct 9 15:30:00 MDT 2005

.    On  09.10.05
  wrote  lnp3 at panix.com (Louis Proyect)
     in at pop.panix.com
  about  Re: [Marxism] Pomeranz

>> CB: Absence of the the spirit of Alexander and Caesar.

LP> Charles, I doubt that either of these guys could hold a candle to
LP> Genghis Khan.

   But Genghis Khan is not Chinese, but Mongol.

   Genghis Khan is the representative of these cattle-raising, horse  
riding peoples of the steppes, who again and again raided the  
agricultural centres of China, and also West Asia and Europe. The  
poeples against whose menace the Chinese have built the Great Wall.

   It is this conflict which has determined -- to a large extent --  
Chinese history. Of course, once the steppe peoples had conquered  
China, they had to begin producing, and producing by the means  
available there, and got assimilated.

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