Empires of the Mind

ISBN: 9781316612330 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Robert Gildea Editură: Cambridge University Press Colecție: The Wiles Lectures Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 366 Stoc: La comandă

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'The empires of the future would be the empires of the mind' declared Churchill in 1943, envisaging universal empires living in peaceful harmony. Robert Gildea exposes instead the brutal realities of decolonisation and neo-colonialism which have shaped the postwar world. Even after the rush of French and British decolonisation in the 1960s, the strings of economic and military power too often remained in the hands of the former colonial powers. The more empire appears to have declined and fallen, the more a fantasy of empire has been conjured up as a model for projecting power onto the world stage and legitimised colonialist intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. This aggression, along with the imposition of colonial hierarchies in metropolitan society, has excluded, alienated and even radicalised immigrant populations. Meanwhile, nostalgia for empire has bedevilled relations with Europe and played a large part in explaining Brexit.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Epoca contemporana
Autor
Robert Gildea
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Cambridge University Press
Inaltime
22.7
Latime
15.3
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
366
Colectie
The Wiles Lectures
Subtitlu
The Colonial Past and the Politics of the Present
Bic
HBTQ, HBTR
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