‘The sun is at last setting on Britain’s imperial myth’ | P. Mishra- The Guardian

‘The sun is at last setting on Britain’s imperial myth’ | P. Mishra- The Guardian

Britain’s extended imperial hangover can only elicit cold indifference from the US, which is undergoing epochal demographic shifts, isolation within Europe, and derision from its former Asian and African subjects. The revelations of atrocities in Kenya are just the tip of an emerging global history of violence, dispossession and resistance. They provide a new opportunity for the British ruling class and intelligentsia to break with threadbare imperial myths – to come to the end of themselves as they were, and remake Britain for the modern world.

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