The British Empire and bathing in self-loathing. (Currente Calamo, Fortnightly Review).

NO ONE LOVES the past more than a progressive. It’s a selective past, naturally, composed entirely of the sins and brutalities of the British nation (especially the English) down the ages, but it’s something to which the progressive mentality irresistibly returns.

The supreme iniquitousness of the British Empire provides a constant source of indignation for these guilt merchants. They berate us for our national amnesia about it and complain there’s never been an “apology” for British imperialism, as if an apology would change anything.

Source: The Fortnightly Review.


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