The Colonizer’s Model of the World  

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"The need to fight against [ racism ] has not entirely ended. But this no longer is the important issue when we talk about Eurocentric prejudices, because another doctrine has largely replaced classical racism and performs much the same function, rooting its argument not in genetics but in culture. This doctrine can be thought of as cultural racism." --The Colonizer’s Model of the World (1993) by James Morris Blaut


"The historians debate these matters [concerned with the "European miracle"], the questions "why" and "when," but not the question "whether" — whether a miracle happened at all. Or, to be more precise, they do not even consider the possibility that the rise of Europe above other civilizations did not begin until 1492, that it resulted not from any European superiority of mind, culture, or environment, but rather from the riches and spoils obtained in the conquest and colonial exploitation of America and, later, Africa and Asia. This possibility is not debated at all, nor is it even discussed, although a very few historians (notably Janet Abu-Lughod, Samir Amin, Andre Gunder Frank, and Immanuel Wallerstein) have come close to doing so in very recent years." --The Colonizer’s Model of the World (1993) by James Morris Blaut

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The Colonizer’s Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History (1993, NY: Guilford Press) is a book by James Morris Blaut

It criticized Eurocentric theories of a "European miracle".

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