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ハフィントンポストでEconomistが奴隷制の本を書評した記事を撤回したことを知りました。Economistでもこのようなことがあるのですね。

The Economist Admits Slavery Was Pretty 'Evil' After All
The Huffington Post | By Jack Mirkinson
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Posted: 09/05/2014 9:18 am EDT

The Economist withdrew a nearly comically misguided piece of writing from its website on Friday, admitting that a book review that called for a more objective treatment of slavery should never have made it through the editing process.

The magazine had published the review of Edward Baptist's book “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” on Thursday. The review, which, like nearly everything in The Economist, did not carry a byline, lamented that all the white people in the book—namely, the people who owned the slaves—were portrayed as bad for some reason:

Mr Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery. Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains. This is not history; it is advocacy.

Economistのサイトでは以下のような断り書きがありました。最後にin the interests of transparency, anybody who wants to see the withdrawn review can click hereと、非難されたレビューを読めるようにしておくのはなかなかできないことだと思います。

American slavery
Blood cotton
How slaves built American capitalism

Sep 6th 2014 | From the print edition

Apology: In our review of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward Baptist, we said: “Mr Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery. Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains.” There has been widespread criticism of this, and rightly so. Slavery was an evil system, in which the great majority of victims were blacks, and the great majority of whites involved in slavery were willing participants and beneficiaries of that evil. We regret having published this and apologise for having done so. We are therefore withdrawing the review but in the interests of transparency, anybody who wants to see the withdrawn review can click here.

“Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains. This is not history; it is advocacy.”という主張は、被害者からしてみれば、加害者の都合を反映した勝手な理屈に思えてしまうかもしれません。
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