Empires Without imperialism : Anglo-American decline and the politics of deflection / Jeanne Morefield
- Morefield, Jeanne, 1967-
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE STRATEGIES OF ANTIQUITY -- 1.Alfred Zimmern's "Oxford Paradox": Displacement and Athenian Nostalgia -- 2.Falling in Love with Athens: Donald Kagan on America and Thucydides's Revisionism -- pt. TWO METANARRATIVE STRATEGIES -- 3.The Round Table's Story of Commonwealth -- 4.The Empire Whisperer: Niall Ferguson's Misdirection, Disavowal, and the Perilousness of Neoliberal Time -- pt. THREE STRATEGIES OF CHARACTER -- 5.Empire's Handyman: Jan Smuts and the Politics of International Holism -- 6.Michael Ignatieff's Tragedy: Just As We Are, Here and Now.
- For over two centuries, liberal apologists for empire in Britain and America have been plagued by the contradictions between political liberalism and the exclusive, anti-democratic, and violent practices of imperialism - contradictions that become particularly obvious during periods of perceived imperial crisis. This book interrogates the complicated rhetoric of several pro-imperial, public intellectuals from both the late British Empire and contemporary America, two eras marked by intense anxiety about decline.
- 9780199345397 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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