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The 1st finished advent to the concept of Elisée Reclus, the nice anarchist geographer and political theorist, Anarchy, Geography, Modernity provides his groundbreaking critique of all different types of domination: not just capitalism, the country, and authoritarian faith, but additionally patriarchy, racism, technological domination, and the domination of nature. not just an anarchist, but additionally a thorough feminist, antiracist, ecologist, animal rights suggest, cultural radical, nudist, and vegetarian, Reclus’ rules are offered either via exact exposition and research and in huge translations of key texts, such a lot showing in English for the 1st time. The paintings elucidates Reclus’ maximum fulfillment, a sweeping ancient and theoretical synthesis recounting the tale of the earth and humanity as an epochal fight among freedom and domination, and his an important insights at the interrelation among own and small-group transformation, broader cultural switch, and large-scale social association also are explored.

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Rothschild in writing some years ago about theories of monopoly output and prices suggested that such theorising should preferably be cast in terms of military strategy rather than in the traditional terms of Bertrand and Cournot. '7 The consideration is relevant to inflationary and deflationary policies and their comparative effects to which we referred earlier, as it is indeed to all questions of wage and price movements, and of shifts in productivity and in the other distributive shares in national income.

The Sweezy-Dobb debate, 'The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism', Science & Society, o 1. 2, 1950; subsequently reissued as a booklet by Science & Society and by Fore Publications of London. 12 'T PRELUDE TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 27 'normally' by the method of ploughing back the profits on existing capital in ne,v investment. The question at once arises as to what the essence of this process was. The word 'accumulation' implies the mere piling up of durable objects of wealth. In modern capitalism we have learned to visualise this as the constant creation of new means of productionindustrial plants and equipment, means of communication, sources of power.

The former witnessed the world-wide economic crisis of 1929-31, a crisis of unexampled severity during which the capitalist order suffered the most severe shock it has received apart from wartime. During the latter period no crisis approaching prewar ones in severity has shown itself to date, and leading countries 4 Economic Development, Planning, and International Cooperation, London and New York, 1963, pp. 10-11. 38 CAPITALISM SINCE THE FIRST WORLD WAR of Western Europe and America have generally suffered from persistent inflationary pressures rather than from deflationary ones.

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