Cannibals All!: Or, Slaves Without Masters
A. Morris, 1857 - 379 halaman
Southern intellectual George Fitzhugh provides a passionate defense of slavery in this nearly 400-page volume published in 1857. Further developing ideas in his previous work Sociology for the South, Fitzhugh not only defends slavery but attacks the entire liberal tradition. Attacking Adam Smith, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson and others, Fitzhugh argues that free markets are harmful to society by forcing the lower classes into crushing labor and poverty. The answer, Fitzhugh argues, is slavery--not only for blacks, but for whites as well. "Slavery," he writes, "is a form, and the very best form, of socialism."
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... than to persuade it that the social forms under which it lives , and attempts to
justify and approve , are equally erroneous , and should be re - placed by others
founded on a broader philosophical system and more Christian principles .
It is now evident that those axioms have outlived their day ~ for no one , either
North or South , has complained of our rather ferocious assault on them - much
less attempted to reply to or refute our arguments and objections . All men begin
When they attempt to go further — and having found the present social system to
be fatally diseased , propose to originate and build up another in its stead — they
are as presumptuous as the anatomist , who should attempt to create a man .
guide , that philosophy teaches , that social , individual and national competition ,
is a moral duty , and we have attempted to prove that all competition is but the
effort to enslave others , without being encumbered with their support .
The reformers of the present day are all teetotalists , and attempt to banish evil
altogether , not * Not only does Moses evince his knowledge of the despotism of
capital , in forbidding its profits , but also in his injunction , not to let emancipated
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Insightful commentary into the meaning of labor and its relation to capital. Fitzhugh proves himself a more than capable defender of the antebellum South while offering a damning critique of values we now take for granted in the modern world. Baca ulasan lengkap
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i love this. it's a primary source in its own right for the antebellum period, but still is meaningful today for those of us trapped in the corporate culture we inherited after the industrial revolution. a fresh perspective on work and society. Baca ulasan lengkap