The World We Have Lost

  title={The World We Have Lost},
  author={P. Laslett},
  • P. Laslett
  • Published 1965
  • History
  • The onward march of capitalism as a 'world-system' was expected to make the human societies look like one big joint family. But in reality its uneven development left several segments of this global family to live with the spectre of famine and drought: dearth, disease and 'crisis mortality'. Whenever there was hunger and famine, like in Ethiopia, the developed first world showed some kind of bewilderment towards this crisis as if such a spectre was endemic only to the so-called third world… CONTINUE READING
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