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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a book explain british imperalism step-by-step. Read full review

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The unifying theme of Ghosts of Empire is of the haphazard, non-consistent nature of the British Empire, where the idiosyncratic decisions of individual governors made for widely varying policy. As ... Read full review

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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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