Did Cecil Rhodes Really Try to Control the World?

  title={Did Cecil Rhodes Really Try to Control the World?},
  author={Robert I. Rotberg},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={551 - 567}
  • R. Rotberg
  • Published 27 May 2014
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
A twentieth-century American historian claimed, in a posthumously published book, that Cecil Rhodes and Lord Milner plotted to take over the world by establishing secret societies, conniving with key British politicians, various lords of the realm and influential publicists. The Rhodes Scholarships are supposedly but one example of the long hand of their cabal. That both Rhodes and Milner favoured imperialism, and believed the world the better for inculcated British values, there can be no… 
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