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We can also say something that sounds quite different, but which inthe end is at least a closely related point, andperhaps—depending on exactly how we read it—actually thesame point. We can say that Williams takes the utilitarian world-viewto be absurd, because it requires agents to act on external reasons. Iturn to that way of putting the point in section 4.

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Williams does not provide a very good foil, however. In the first part of the quotation, Williams implies that Nietzsche doesn't have a politics, in part because he doesn't have a way of relating his ethical and psychological insights to an intelligible account of modern society. Yet this is an odd claim to make. For Nietzsche does relate his ethical and psychological insights to an intelligible account of modern society. Do many sympathetic readers of Nietzsche -- apart from Williams apparently -- really think otherwise? And moreover, how relevant is this to having a "politics?" One could, it would seem, be an excellent diagnostician of social ills without having a politics in any full-blooded or interesting sense. In the second part of the quotation, Williams offers a further criterion: In order to have a politics, one would also need a theory of the way power should be exercised in modern societies, with what limitations and to what ends. This criterion is better, yet it is still too imprecise. Unless governments or laws are involved, it is rather misleading to frame it as a political issue. If one's theory is about how private actors or corporate non-governmental agents should justifiably exercise power, is that a political theory as opposed to a social or ethical one? If so, why? If one takes what Williams says in this passage at face value, it would be rather easy to show that Nietzsche had a politics. One would basically just need to show he has views about modern society. Again, little should turn on the semantics. But I think Drochon is trying to establish something more ambitious, controversial, and thus interesting than what is indicated by Williams's criteria. As a matter of fact, I think Drochon succeeds, according to more plausible criteria, in showing that Nietzsche, in certain key respects, has a politics. The reliance on Williams is therefore unhelpful, since it does not cast into sharp enough relief what Drochon actually needs to show (and to some extent, does manage to show) in making his case.

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Before Williams the historiography of this issue had been dominated by (mainly) British writers who generally were prone to depict Britain's actions as unimpeachable. Indeed, Williams' impact on the field of study has proved of lasting significance. As and put it in the preface to a compilation of essays on Williams that was based on a commemorative symposium held in Italy in 1984, Williams "defined the study of Caribbean history, and its writing affected the course of Caribbean history.... Scholars may disagree on his ideas, but they remain the starting point of discussion.... Any conference on British capitalism and Caribbean slavery is a conference on Eric Williams."

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1980: Robin Williams in the world-famous Mork and Mindy series that launched his career.

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1997: The box-office hit Flubber saw Williams take the role of Professor Philip Brainard, who creates the unstoppable green goo Flubber in his bid to produce a new energy source.

A friendship born at Williams in the early 1990s has led to a new $500,000 award for outstanding Christian medical missionary service

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Born Thomas Lanier Williams on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, Tennessee Williams was the middle child of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina Dakin Williams...

Bremen, Brian A. William Carlos Williams and the Diagnostics of Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

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1. The Atlantic slave trade and the slave plantation system in the West Indies, and in the Americas in general, was crucial to European industrialization—Williams making the case for England in his classic Capitalism and Slavery and James making the case in more limited fashion for France in his classic The Black Jacobins. Rodney extrapolated the proposition to Europe generally in the context of his broader theory of uneven development and active underdevelopment of Africa by the Europeans. [End Page 801]