Saturday, April 19, 2008


- How Britain Made The Modern World
by Niall Ferguson

The British Empire has been subject to fierce castigation, and whilst much of it has been from a thorough and solid perspective, not all of it has. In this well written and accessible book Niall Ferguson puts the Empire into perspective and the sometimes very progressive moral fabric of the Empire discerns. Ferguson does not try to argue a black and white case, not at all, but he rather gives fresh wood to a debate which is far from over. The debate is vital not only for Anglophiles with a taste for history, but for anyone interested in contemporary international politics, and for the role of western politics and analytical morality today.