“Contrary to the fashion in most prefaces, I will not add that “all mistakes and shortcomings are entirely my responsibility.” That is sheer bourgeois subjectivism. Responsibility in matters of these sorts is always collective, especially with regard to the remedying of shortcomings.” (Rodney 1972: 2)
From: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972), a groundbreaking and controversial book by Walter Rodney, a influential historian and public intellectual who was assassinated in 1980.
See also here, here, here and here the previous scholars’ witty “Acknowledgements” 🙂
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