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Empire and Superempire By Bernard Porter

Empire and Superempire
by Bernard Porter

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Written by a leading historian, this book explores the questions about the similarity in the imperial history of America and that of Britain. It argues that post-2001 American imperialism is an imperialism of a different sort - a 'super-imperialism' that no longer repeats British imperialism but now transcends it.
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Empire and Superempire Summary


Empire and Superempire: Britain, America and the World by Bernard Porter

A timely and provocative comparison of the British and American empires: are they alike, or are they very different beasts?

The present American "empire" is often compared with the British one of yore-not surprising in view of the fact that Afghanistan and Iraq were once British imperial stamping grounds, too. But how alike are the two empires really? What are the connections between them? And what can we learn from the comparison?

In this compellingly written book, a leading historian of the British empire explores these questions in depth for the first time. Bernard Porter finds that Britain and America had uncannily similar imperial histories before the present day, but that now considerable differences exist. He argues that post-2001 American imperialism is an imperialism of a different sort--a "super-imperialism" that no longer repeats British imperialism but now transcends it.

Porter's comparison illuminates British imperialism, including Tony Blair's; the American version of imperialism administered under George W. Bush; and the relation of imperialism to such phenomena as capitalism, globalization, free trade, and international security. His insights are often surprising and always original and thought-provoking.

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About Bernard Porter


Bernard Porter is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Widely known for his works on empire and British history, he is the author of The Lion's Share among many other books.

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GOR001425507
Empire and Superempire: Britain, America and the World by Bernard Porter
Bernard Porter
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
2006-03-03
224
0300110103
9780300110104
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