October 23, 2006
Not your father's white man's burden
Think of it as field research in economic development.
And, of course, the inevitable follow-on question: Which country one would want to be colonized by if the outcome you were after was wealth and prosperity? The answer is obvious if you think about it for a moment.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 23, 2006 09:31 AM
Unless you're Québécois, then colonisation brought mainly insults and oppression. And the results must be undone forthwith.
Posted by: Chris Taylor at October 23, 2006 10:17 AM
True. And that's before they were saved by the British Empire.
Why do the descendents of the British Empire have such a self-esteem problem?
The problems we all recognize were worse among their contemporaries, and the things they got right, in some areas, we have regressed from...
Posted by: Ben (The Tiger in Exile) at October 25, 2006 11:22 AM