Reading Niall Ferguson's Empire (Part 6)
Chapter 3: The Mission (-p.139).
Indeed, the Durham Report has a good claim to be the book that saved the Empire. (p.111)
Done. So, let us go to the chapter 3.
It is not easy to explain so profound a change in the ethics of a people. It used to be argued that slavery was abolished simply because it had ceased to be profitable, but all the evidence points the other way: in fact, it was abolished despite the fact that it was still profitable. (pp.116-117)
Another new information.
Livingstone had become a one-man NGO. (p.128)
Like so many Victorians, he took it for granted that a free market would be more efficient than an unfree one. (p.129)
This is the story of Mr. Livingstone.
Increasingly influential in mid-nineteenth-century India was the more secular doctrine of Liberalism. (p.138)
Mill saw the cultural transformation of the non-European world as inextricably linked to its economic tranformation. (p.139)
This Liberalism is worth a little bit of homework.