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Reading Guide: The Colonizer’s Model of the World J.M. Blaut Chapter 2 Key Terms: European miracle Modernization Biological/classical/scientific racism Malthusianism Reductionism Dualistic-development model The China formula Technological determinism Oriental despotism 1) What is the “European miracle” and what are some of the arguments Blaut makes against this myth?
2) How was racism (in its many forms, biological, classical, scientific) used to
3) Explain the Malthusian law of overpopulation, and how this was used to explain the miracle myth. How does the author argue against this theory?

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