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Michael D. Leigh

Arguments about imperial strategy are rehearsed in J.A. Hobson, Imperialism: A Study , London, Constable, 1905; R. Hilferding, Finance Capital: A Study of the Latest Phase of Capitalist Development , London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981 (translation of Das Finanzkapital , Vienna, 1910). He described the Empire as a safety-valve for the ‘malaise of industrial capitalism’. The boom in chartered colonial companies and colonial stocks at the end of the century is charted by M.W. Thomas (ed), A Survey of English Economic

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Michael D. Leigh

: Debates on Religious Conversion in India , Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2003, p. 3. 7 M. Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism , London, Routledge, 1992, and L.R. Rambo, Understanding Religious Conversion , New Haven, Yale University Press, 1993, p. 2. 8 Rambo, Understanding Religious Conversion , pp. 2–15. 9 R. Robinson and S. Clarke, Religious Conversion in India: Modes, Motivations and

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Michael D. Leigh

‘slothful, nepotistic and smug’. Critics accused him of mismanaging both democratic institutions and the economy. He valiantly tried to reconcile ethnicity and religion and to square the circles of socialism, capitalism and Buddhism. At times he gave the appearance of being all things to all men. U Nu was slightly otherworldly, an ideological socialist, for example, whereas Ne Win used socialism pragmatically. 70 In the 1960 election U Nu had promised to make Buddhism the state religion. It was a vote winner, and

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