A fantastic discussion on Slavery: concepts, philosophy, story and consequences.

Reddit is probably one of the worst sites on the internet out there, but it’s sub-community “Ask Historians” is probably one of the best sites on the internet out there. Today I ran across the discussion below, which begins with a user asking about the differences between the Serfdom and Slavery systems, but gets a wonderful (and very long) answer that touches subjects such as “what is freedom”, “what is dehumanization”, “power relations and labor”, “consequences today of the slavery system” and many other fascinating topics.

Ask Historians is one of the jewels of the internet, and shows what can be achieved by an online community with a laser-like focus and strong moderation. I wish there was a good way to get a good feed of its best answers without having to wade through the rest of reddit (but I do see the need for the wide audience).

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