31 October 2010

Rapacious political instantiation

Like the French Revolution and the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution represented a major discontinuity in the history of the modern world. Like those two national revolutions, the Industrial Revolution went beyond economic and technological phenomena. It too was a political eruption that manifested in many ways, not the least of which in the development of the liberal neo-classical political philosophy and its most rapacious political instantiation: imperialism. 

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