Friday, July 20, 2012

From the Ruins of Empire

"Why was Western imperialism initially so successful, why was it increasingly resented by its subject peoples, and why and how did they come finally to develop or recover their own nationhood to the point at which some of them – China and India, for example – now look like overtaking the West economically, while elsewhere an apparently resurgent Islam threatens and challenges it culturally?" are the questions answered by the book reviewed here — Revolt in the West, remake in Asia.

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