Tlemcen Travel on Monygham says in a passage cited later in this section. Neither Dr. Monygham, nor Emilia Gould, nor the narrative voice, by the way, ever says anything about the environmental degradation and poisoning of earth and water caused by mining. Global warming was at that point an unknown thing of the future. Cedric Watts cites as commentary on the damning appraisals by Monygham and Emilia a passage from The Cammunist Manifesta: The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to aIl feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,’ and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous ‘cash payment”’ (cited in Watts, 71). Marx and Engels are arguing in this passage, with surprising conservatism only slightly touched by irony, that feudalism, however unjust and cruelly hierarchical, made possible communities of a sort. Tlemcen Travel 2016.