Review of Reviews,  2 (1890), 235.

The Mote and the Beam. A Russian Protest Against English Hypocrisy




Publications abstracted:

Helena P H Blavatsky Lucifer


Imperialism, Ethnology, Race, Natural Imperialism, Extinction

    Blavatsky argues that the English are not in a position to criticise Russian atrocities in Siberia when, as Carl Lumholtz claims, 'To kill a native of Australia is the same as killing a dog in the eyes of a British colonist'. She also cites a passage from Lumholtz's book Among Cannibals which suggests that within a few years 'the Australian aboriginal race will have disappeared from the face of the earth'. (235)

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