Wes’s review of The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914 > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Clif (new)

Clif 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.

message 2: by Jeff (new)

Jeff 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.

message 3: by Clif (new)

Clif 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?

message 4: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Obrigewitsch Great review. I love to hear other peoples perspectives on books I have read.

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