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1952 Dec.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

War and greed

This draft of War and Greed is shorter by five pages than the other version (mums312-b203-i003). Its topic is the same, that the origin of war is not Communism, but greed, with the example given of British imperialism in Africa.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 Dec.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

War and greed

In this speech Du Bois refutes the idea that Communism is the chief cause and threat of war by discussing imperialism in Africa in the late nineteenth century. He lists the causes of war in Africa as "greed, cupidity, avarice; ruthless desire for private gain at any cost to public welfare." He focuses his history on the lives of four political leaders: Cecil Rhodes, P... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers