Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Aug 15, 2011 - History - 480 pages
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The ghosts of the British Empire continue to haunt today's international scene and many of the problems faced by the Empire have still not been resolved. In Iraq, Kashmir, Burma, Sudan, Nigeria and Hong Kong, new difficulties, resulting from British imperialism, have arisen and continue to baffle politicians and diplomats. This powerful new book addresses the realities of the British Empire from its inception to its demise, skewering fantasies of its glory and cataloguing both the inadequacies of its ideals and the short-termism of its actions.

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Review: Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Kwasi Kwarteng's book is a study of British imperialism's effects on the modern world. This fine work is a remarkably clear-eyed view of a sensitive subject, and details the various ways in which ... Read full review

Review: Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

User Review  - Erez Davidi - Goodreads

The main argument of this engaging account of the British Empire is that the British Empire never had a coherent central policy to guide its colonies that were spread all over the world. Kwasi ... Read full review

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Kwasi Kwarteng was born in London to Ghanaian parents. He has a PhD in History from Cambridge University and was recently elected as a Member of Parliament for Spelthorne in Surrey. Ghosts of Empire is his first book.

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