Saturday, February 16, 2002

Marx and Imperialism

The Egyptologist Francis Lankester has replied to a question I posed on Marx:

Q. Is there any truth to the idea that Karl Marx was a proponent of imperialism - because capitalism was a higher stage of human development than feudalism?

A. He ridiculed the backwardness of India-particularly bowing down to the monkey god Hanuman and saw British imperialism as "progressive"-leading to the development of production and human resources.

The reference is to come along shortly. It's in the comments section, which as I've said before are there for you to use/abuse. While I'm on about comments, there's a bit of a to do about merceneries.


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