Racisms and Pessimism In the British Empire
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In contrast to the anti-Semitic official atmosphere in Berlin, Manchester's German-Jewish business community had faced little hostility from the indigenous society. During the years when Wittgenstein was in Manchester, there was a large loan of radium from the Austrian Academy of Sciences to the university, to enable Rutherford to develop his work on radioactivity. In several British universities, there was a new field of scientific classification of the colonial "coloured races", termed "Social Anthropology". It was tempting, as Ray Monk writes in The Duty of Genius, to see the fervent arguments with his new Cambridge friend David Pinsent as a contrast between the pessimism of Viennese Angst and the optimism of British stolidity—at least as it existed before the First World War. The French, Dutch, and the British empires consumed a variety of products, including art—not only kitsch but also fine art.