Home > Politics > The British empire’s hidden history is one of resistance, not pride | Priyamvada Gopal
breaking-news

The British empire’s hidden history is one of resistance, not pride | Priyamvada Gopal

Modern apologists would have us misty-eyed over the empire era. Instead we should celebrate the many forgotten voices who spoke out

• Priyamvada Gopal teaches in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge

Some news never gets old. Twitter recently gave fresh life to a 2014 YouGov poll when imperialism’s leading televangelist, Niall Ferguson, reposted its findings that 59% of respondents believed the British empire was something to be “proud” of, while 19% felt “ashamed”. Ferguson determined that he personally had “won” some ongoing contest in which railways and the English language trumped slavery, …read more

Read more:
breaking-news
DC Roundup: Legal Immigration Limits, Russia Sanctions, China Trade

Developments in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday include President Donald Trump trying to limit legal immigration to the U.S., signing a...

Close