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The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery
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Magel, Mansell, pp , Pounds sterling It is a comparison which we shirk, one we do not wish even to consider. We will shirk it especially, suggests Alice Walker author of The Color Purple in her preface, if we are the descendants of slaves, or of slave owners, or of both. Yet this book is all the more powerful for the testimony of slaves and descendants of slaves who have voiced their empathy strongly with the rest of oppressed creation, stating that only those seduced by the propaganda of the oppressor are offended by comparison to a fellow sufferer. Cruelty, like compassion, is indivisible. However indirect our connections with slavery, we all live in a society that profited by it.
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