[Marxism] Fwd: “How the West Came to Rule”: a work for the ages | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 19:12:55 MST 2016


Hi all,

I'm in the middle of this book and I think in addition to being very
thorough it also provides basic summaries and critiques of other Marxist
assessments of international capitalism. If anyone asks, I'm willing to
lend my ebook version (just contact off-list).

Best,

- Amith

On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> When Jim Blaut succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2000, he was denied the
> possibility of completing the third and final installment in a series of
> books about Eurocentrism. The first two—“The Colonizer’s Model of the
> World” and “Eight Eurocentric Historians”—were polemical but scholarly
> rebuttals to a wide range of thinkers, including Robert Brenner. The third
> was intended to demonstrate that a different kind of history could be
> written, one that gave the “people without history”—as Hegel put it—their
> proper due. When I finished reading Alexander Anievas and Kerem
> Nisancioglu’s “How the West Came to Rule: the Geopolitical Origins of
> Capitalism” this week, I was left with the feeling that Blaut’s book had
> finally been written.
>
> full:
> http://louisproyect.org/2016/01/31/how-the-west-came-to-rule-a-work-for-the-ages/
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