[Marxism] Winston Churchill refutes the Brenner thesis
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Tue Dec 12 20:42:49 MST 2006
"Lou and Jim Blaut obviously couldn't tell the difference between the act of
conception and the development of pregnancy. This whole debate since before
Jim Died has been a tissue of nonsense since neither he nor Lou have _ever_
even attempted to understand what Brenner was talking about: conception, not
development. That is why I dropped out of the debate some years ago."
Except that Brenner's most outspoken defender and publicist, Ellen Wood, has
quite expressly argued - in The Pristine Culture of Capitalism, among other
works - that not only the "conception" or origins of British capitalism, but
its specific "development" and subsequent trajectory were shaped less by the
transatlantic slave trade and colonialism than by domestic class struggle.
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