Imperialism, liberalism & the quest for perpetual peace

  title={Imperialism, liberalism \& the quest for perpetual peace},
  author={A. Pagden},
Daedalus Spring 2005 For at least two generations, ‘empire’ and ‘imperialism’ have been dirty words. Already by 1959, when neither the French nor the British Empire had yet quite ceased to exist, Raymond Aaron dismissed imperialism as a “name given by rivals, or spectators, to the diplomacy of a great power”–something, that is, that only others did or had. By the 1970s, a consensus had emerged in liberal circles in the West that all empires–or at least those of European or North American origin… Expand
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  • Political Science, History
  • 2011


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