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"When a 'society' will sell an infant out of its mother's arms it has gone about as far as it can go (short perhaps of downright cannibalism) in the perversion of 'commercial transactions.'"comments powered by Disqus
David T. Beito - 7/23/2006
Sorry for the delay but I was at a conference which kept me busy.
She was discussing slavery. The book under review was Allen Tate, ed., A Southern Vanguard, a collection of essays.
I'm glad you called this to my attention because I hadn't noticed that one of the essays was by none other than Marshall McLuhan. The essays praised the pre-Civil War South as humanistic and traditional and criticized the North as commercial.
Basically, Paterson was arguing, contra the essays, that the slavery was "commercial," albeit in a perverse way.
Mark Brady - 7/21/2006
What was Isabel Paterson talking about? And what book(s) was she reviewing?
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