To George Dalton (28 May 1961)

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[60] Your defense of redistribution as a sort of exchange is not only catallactic, but the Benthamite variant of it: utilitarian. Such an undisciplined use of the terms would demolish the advances of most of modern anthropology. Middle 19th century fantaisies of atomistic individualism as the foundation of political science would be restored with a vengeance.

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KPA: 52/01, 58-60