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Notes on the Crisis of Imperialism: Brexit [i]

Brexit series for FT.

This is the 1st 1/2 of a speech on the recent referendum on Britain’s membership to the European Union (EU). It deals with the the run up to the referendum, alongside the fundamental characteristics of British Imperialism & European Imperialism. A 2nd part, covering the Brexit crisis & the split in the British Labour party shall follow.

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Notes Toward a Marxist Theory of Gender [III]

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It is a generally accepted notion that prehistoric man hunted, whilst prehistoric woman collected berries. This denotes – at least what is conceived as – 1 of the 1st social divisions of labour. Equally, it is an established notion that the traits of the “sexes” allowed them to perform their allotted task with a greater degree of skill than the other would be able to. The woman is nuturing, hence her affinity with plants. The male is strident & heroic, even naturally violent, & thus a skilled hunter. This is a conception that may even be traced to Marx.

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