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Blogger from the “refuse of all classes”, scholar’s apprentice in history, ex-this and ex-that, ex-ex-patriot, post-post-modernist, white trash in the ivy league with a need to rant about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from time to time. Really should be working on the ol’ research topic instead.

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It is true that Kipling does not understand the economic aspect of the relationship between the highbrow and the blimp. He does not see that the map is painted red chiefly in order that the coolie may be exploited. Instead of the coolie he sees the Indian Civil Servant; but even on that plane his grasp of function, of who protects whom, is very sound. He sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilized, are there to guard and feed them.

– George Orwell

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