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  - Tripp - Goodreads

Some of the best nonfiction I have read in some time. Kwarteng, a Tory MP, is writing against the likes of Niall Ferguson who continues to implore the US to take up the White Man's Burden and to look ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Allisonperkel - Goodreads

An above average read on several key areas of the British Empire and how common threads influenced the governance, and the future, of the former British Empire. I wouldn't call this a particularly ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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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