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Sir Alan Burns' Epic Defense of the British Empire (Guest: Bruce Gilley)

June 8, 2022

In Episode 74 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Bruce Gilley, author of “The Last Imperialist: Sir Alan Burns' Epic Defense of the British Empire.”

The Last Imperialist Book Cover

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Bruce Gilley, professor of political science at Portland State University and member of the board of the National Association of Scholars, to discuss his new book, The Last Imperialist: Sir Alan Burns' Epic Defense of the British Empire. They discuss Burns’ important role at the United Nations, his many appointments in different British colonies, his views on the benefits of British imperialism, and Gilley’s view that decolonization was incredibly mismanaged and executed far too hastily.

Get the book here:  https://www.regnery.com/9781684512171/the-last-imperialist/

Show Notes:

The Caravan Notebook: Bruce Gilley – “The Case for Colonialism in the Middle East”
https://www.hoover.org/sites/default/files/research/docs/gilley_webreadypdf.pdf

Claremont Review of Books: Helen Andrews – “Rule, Britannia!”
https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/rule-britannia/

The New Criterion: Barnaby Crowcroft – “Good faith impugned”
https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/4/good-faith-impugned

Third World Quarterly: Bruce Gilley – “The Case for Colonialism”
https://www.nas.org/academic-questions/31/2/the_case_for_colonialism/pdf

Wall Street Journal: Bruce Gilley – “The Cancel Mob Comes Back for More”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cancel-mob-comes-back-for-more-11602091733

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @HeartlandGR