Late Victorian Holocausts
|Subject||Ecology, Economic History|
|Media type||Hardback & Paperback|
|Pages||464 pp (hardback edition)|
|ISBN||1-85984-739-0 (Hardback), ISBN 1-85984-382-4 (Paperback)|
|LC Class||HC79.F3 .D38 2001|
Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World is a book by Mike Davis about the connection between political economy and global climate patterns, particularly El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). By comparing ENSO episodes in different time periods and across countries, Davis explores the impact of colonialism and the introduction of capitalism, and the relation with famine in particular. Davis argues that “Millions died, not outside the ‘modern world system’, but in the very process of being forcibly incorporated into its economic and political structures. They died in the golden age of Liberal Capitalism; indeed, many were murdered … by the theological application of the sacred principles of Smith, Bentham and Mill.”
HOW MANY WILL MURDERED BY THE THEOLOGICAL APPLICATION OF THE SACRED PRINCIPLES OF AGW?