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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.

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