E. Belfort Bax

The Legal Subjection of Men

(23 October 1909)

The Legal Subjection of Men, Justice, 23 October 1909, p.10. (letter)
Transcribed by Ted Crawford.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

DEAR COMRADE, – In reply to Mr. Herbert Burrows, please allow me to inform him that I do not stand in any need of setting myself right with “honest men,” either in “this” or any other “instance.” I have told no “untruth” about him, but simply interpreted the wording of his protest, as given in the Conference report, in the way, I venture to think, most readers of that report would have done. Mr. Burrows’s correction of my interpretation, I am, of course, perfectly willing to accept.

For the rest, I should certainly not feel it incumbent upon me to make any apology – public or private – to Mr. Burrows about anything, until he has had the decency either to withdraw or justify the offensive remark made by him at the Conference during the same debate, thereby answering my challenge to him, published in Justice some two months ago, which he has hitherto chosen to ignore. –


Fraternally yours,
E. Belfort Bax


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