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The newly formulated "materialist conception of history" is clearly what informed Engels's position-views that paralleled those of his partner regarding Mexico, as will be seen later. Ten years later, however, Engels saw the "barbarians" in a very different light. "From the first occupation of Algeria by the French to the present time, the unhappy country has been the arena of unceasing bloodshed, rapine, and violence.... This barbarous system of warfare has been persisted in by the French against all the dictates of humanity, civilization and Christianity ...

The newly formulated "materialist conception of history" is clearly what informed Engels's position-views that paralleled those of his partner regarding Mexico, as will be seen later. Ten years later, however, Engels saw the "barbarians" in a very different light. "From the first occupation of Algeria by the French to the present time, the unhappy country has been the arena of unceasing bloodshed, rapine, and violence.... This barbarous system of warfare has been persisted in by the French against all the dictates of humanity, civilization and Christianity ...

I owe this insight about Tocqueville to Laura Janara, specifically, chapter 4 of her dissertation, "After the Mother: Authority, Autonomy and Passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America," University of Minnesota, 1998. 53. Tocqueville, Vol. 2, pp. 250, 258. 54. , p. 199. , 327. Here, he makes clear that he is only referring to Europe though the implications for the United States in his thinking can only be speculated on. 55. Seymour Drescher, Dilemmas of Democracy: Tocqueville and Modernization (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1968), p.

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