Subdue or destroy

Alexis de Tocqueville reached for this analogy when he considered Europe's growing world hegemony: "We should almost say that the European is to the other races what man himself is to the lower animals; he makes them subservient to his use, and when he cannot subdue, he destroys." 41

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