The Oft-Ignored Mr. Turton: The Role of District Collector in A Passage to India

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December 25, 2010
Libertarian Papers
by Allen Mendenhall  
Posted in Commentary

"E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India presents Brahman Hindu jurisprudence as an alternative to British rule of law, a utilitarian jurisprudence that hinges on mercantilism, central planning, and imperialism. Building on John Hasnas’s critiques of rule of law and Murray Rothbard’s critiques of Benthamite utilitarianism, this essay argues that Forster’s depictions of Brahman Hindu in the novel endorse polycentric legal systems." [abstract -- full paper available as PDF or MS Word download] (12/22/10)

 

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