Wes’s review of The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
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Mar 11, 2012 11:04PM
I don't know if it is so alien to today...particularly the part about American lust for empire regarding the Philippines/Cuba/Hawaii as strategic bases. The exact same American exceptionalism grabbed hold of us as we have made a mess in Iraq. Also, the fear of one group losing place to the masses is certainly present in Republican rhetoric these days.
Jul 04, 2013 10:53AM
Typical sad left wing, rich white boy rhetorical flourish from Clif. I reckon he Does not understand international politics nor how empire worked, nor even what a gentleman was and tries to make a squalid analogy to today's events. sad and uneducated....but a popular John Stewart show world view.
Jul 04, 2013 06:03PM
Jeff: your comment is nothing but a personal attack without knowing the person. There is no information in it. Why not make a comment on the issues that the book addresses, why you did or did not like the book, or about the take the reviewer has on the book?
Feb 11, 2014 11:00AM
Great review. I love to hear other peoples perspectives on books I have read.
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