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I read the original when it came out and sensed, as it turned out correctly, that Neil Smith's procrustean fitting of tragic colonial experiences into a Marxian mold was out of step with reality. Life is too busy to re-read this well reasoned but ultimately off kilter analysis. I did however peruse the glowing introduction by fellow traveller David Harvey including such pearls as offhandedly and with no explanation denigrating carbon trading and microenterprise. These, apparently, merely "ameliorate" whereas, one is to suppose, rigourous "Marxian theorizing" really liberates the oppressed. What dated guff!