In his book ' Status anxiety' Botton lists a number of ideas that have,
over the course of history, been thought of as natural. For example.
‘The real fact is that man in the beginning was ordained to to rule over
women: and this is an eternal decree which we have no right and no power
to alter’ Earl Percy (1873)
‘As a race the Africanis inferior to the white man; subordination to the
white man is his normal condition therefore our system which regards the
African as an inferior, rests upon a great law of nature’ Alexander
Stevens (1861) p213
I'm just wondering whether anyone can suggest a comparable quote about
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