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去年,在《维克多利亚时代末期的屠杀》(Late Victorian Holocausts)一书中,作者迈克・戴维斯(Mike Davis)描述了殖民时代印度等地闹饥荒时,大英帝国所采取的令人震惊的态度。由于雨季少雨干旱,数百万印度人危在旦夕,当时如果通过英属印度境内的铁路运送粮食就可以挽救大量灾民的生命,但是大英帝国却认为饥饿是自然的一部分,因而采取了不干预政策。

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