Week 6 – “Colonialism and the Caribbean Novel” Lamming

November 3, 2007

We’ve talked a lot about this already, so it’s not really new information, but I’m still struck by the fact that for so long a group of people could assume superiority over another group. It’s still like that for a lot of Americans, I know. People who don’t actually leave the country but assume that everyone in the world wishes they could be American. The elitist attitude makes me feel a little sick, no matter how it’s being directed. We have this perpetual need to one-up each other. Why?

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