[Marxism] RE: Marx , Engels and racism
lajany_otum at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 3 20:26:47 MDT 2006
On this topic, there is an interesting
reference to Carlyle in Edward Said's
"Culture and Imperialism".
Unfortunately I don't have this book
handy at the moment, so can't provide
the exact reference.
Michael Perelman <michael at ecst.csuchico.edu> wrote: David Levy & Sandra Peart have written an influential book arguing that
Carlyle and other opponents of the market were racist, but people like
John Stuart Mill were not. Mill, of course, was something of a social
democrat & many other free marketeers were virulently racist.
On the other hand, many of the progressives in the US and UK were
strong supporters of eugenics, which seemed to be in sync with their
ideas of using the state to improve efficiency. Tim Leonard of
Princeton has done that research. It is embarassing to read so many
otherwise progressive people falling for such crap.
Here again, some of the supporters of eugenics he cites were not at all
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