[Marxism] Winston Churchill refutes the Brenner thesis

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 11 11:44:01 MST 2006


Monday, December 11, 2006
Winston Churchill on slavery and the slave trade

'Our [Britain's] possession of the West Indies, like that of India... gave 
us the strength, the capital, the wealth at a time when no other European 
nation possessed such a reserve. It enabled us to come through the 
Napoleonic wars, the keen competition of the 18th and 19th centuries and 
enabled us to lay the foundation of that commercial and financial 
leadership which gave us a great position in the world.'

Winston Churchill addressing a banquet of West Indies sugar planters in 
London on 20 July 1939.



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