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On Male Heroism and Empire

29 October 2010

“Leif [Erickson] and his fellow sailors performed miracles… in the drift ice, in fearsome gales, in fogs like wet sheepskins – but empires have to be built of commoner stuff than miracles.”
– Alfred W. Crosby, Ecological Imperialism and the Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-100, p.56

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