TITLE

The good empire

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Chalmers
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Soundings (13626620);Winter2007, Issue 37, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses a common view which held that the U.S. is a good empire. The rewriting of history to prettify the British empire has long been commonplace in England, but it became politically significantly in the U.S. only after September 11, 2001, when the thought, novel to most Americans, that their own country was actually an empire began to emerge. Beginning in late 2001, approval of American imperialism became a prominent theme in the establishment and neoconservative press. The idea that British empire conferred economic benefits on any groups other than British capitalists is pure ideology.
ACCESSION #
32084677

 

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