Saturday, December 04, 2004

Our Empire Story

Tariq Ali wrote in Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq: "Richard Gott's Our Empire Story (forthcoming) charts the history of the British Empire and reveals an astonishing statistic: for every single day that this Empire existed there was a corresponding act of rebellion by its subjects against its rule" (emphasis added, Verso, 2003, p. 50). Alas, Gott's book appears to be still unpublished, but, when it comes out, the "astonishing statistic" alone would make it worth reading.

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