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These books appear to elicit considerable hostility on this forum and accusation of being 'proto-Bolsehvik' and akin to 'communist historiography'
danebrog wrote:Uwe Schulte-Vahrendorff for example wrote a Book about Lettow-Vorbeck and (far too often to be accidental) used citations in a clearly constructed context to prove his own prejudiced thesis about LV
THESE "Authors" do a really bad service for any objective discussion - and this actually reminds in some aspects to communist historiography with it´s single-minded interpretation of facts
Attrition wrote:Coercion is a crime.
George Lepre wrote:Recently, Schoenigh published a new biography of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. The author, Dr. Michels, wrote a book about Germans in the French Foreign Legion that received rave reviews in the press. If his earlier work is anything to go by, member "danebrog" is in for a treat.
Attrition wrote:"Experiment" isn't a word I'd use, "crime" fits better. I think that study of Europe and its settler offshoots and their crimes ouside Europe (such as the invention of concentration camps and death marches by Andrew Jackson) can shed much light on the practice of extermination and its connexion to the processes of rule in the metropole. I suspect for example that the relative peace in the northern hemisphere since 1945 is dependent on permanent war in the southern.
Attrition wrote:I'd be interested to see examples of Euro-Americans industrialising "natives", rather than plundering them by de-industrialisation, punitive terms of trade and military repression.
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