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Empires Come and Go: The UK’s Decline to a US Colony

Empires Come and Go: The UK’s Decline to a US Colony

The United Kingdom remained an imperialist power only as long as it could maintain control of its colonies. With an economy devastated by World War I and World War II, the British Empire began to disintegrate. After losing India in 1948, a pivotal point in the history of the British Empire was the 1956 Suez [...]

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Oaks, Traditions and Conflicts: Serbia’s Unpredictable Stability

Oaks, Traditions and Conflicts: Serbia’s Unpredictable Stability

The bus from Novi Sad was proving impossible, an intemperate monster with narrow seating and dirty floors. Not an express, and certainly not this one, this bright red-tinted beast known as the Niš Express which runs through Serbia like a cholesterol-thickened artery. In Serbian, it might be better to term it the Nikad Express: one [...]

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In the Fight Against Imperialism, Beware the Peddlers of Despair

In the Fight Against Imperialism, Beware the Peddlers of Despair

All around us – Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, the Congo, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Somalia, Libya, and elsewhere – empires are tearing a trail of destruction. This is not a sign of strength but of weakness, because the aim of empire is not to destroy but to conquer. Since conquest cannot be achieved without the collaboration of [...]

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United Nations: The Perversion of a Good Intention

United Nations: The Perversion of a Good Intention

Once upon a time, the United Nations was held up as a beacon of moral authority and hope for world peace. That was long before the UN formally became a criminal organization. The Dutch Supreme Court ruled on September 6, 2013, in the Hasan Nuhanovic case, that UN personnel called “Dutchbat”, under the authority of [...]

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Feudalism and Colonialism: The Case of the Philippines

Feudalism and Colonialism: The Case of the Philippines

The Philippines has all the trappings of modern democratic mechanics — a superficial exterior institutionalized as official components of its politics — but the landscape of its realpolitik has been dominated for generations by socio-culturally feudal and economically colonial dynamics. The attitude of local elected leaders toward themselves reveals a common feudal character whose acquired [...]

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