Insurgent Empire basically makes two related points. One is that the imperial project was fiercely resisted inside Britain and in that resistance lots of ideas about what freedom means and what it means to be free came up. The second idea of the book is that these ideas about freedom were influential in shaping British…Read More Rejecting capitalist notions of freedom | Priyamvada Gopal
For much of human history, all of the societies on Earth were poor. Poverty was the norm for everyone. But obviously, that’s not the case anymore. Just as you find stratification among socioeconomic classes within a society, like the United States, across the world you also see a pattern of global stratification, with inequalities in…Read More Theories of Global Stratification: Crash Course Sociology #28
On this episode of China Uncensored, when Chinese state media brag about deeper ties between China and Bolivia… …you know Bolivia is deep trouble. Hi, welcome back to China Uncensored I’m your host Chris Chappell. I want to share with you an exciting story of resistance against an oppressive regime. I’m not talking about China.…Read More Bolivia Resists China’s Subversion
Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re going to talk about Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart is set in what is now Nigeria during the late 19th century, but it was written in 1958, as the colonial system was falling apart in Africa. And one of…Read More If One Finger Brought Oil – Things Fall Apart part I: Crash Course Literature 208
SHIR HEVER: The success of Sebastian Kurz in Austria’s recent election means that the extreme right Freedom Party, the FPO, will likely join the governing coalition. Populist right-wing parties are on the rise in many European countries in recent years. These parties include the Party of Freedom in the Netherlands headed by Geert Wilders, the…Read More Why do Far-Right White Nationalists Support Zionism?
My name is Indy Neidell, and welcome to our new channel “The Great War”. This show follows World War I, from July 28th 1914 to November 11, 1918, week by week exactly 100 years later, but in order for the initial weeks of the war to make more sense we’re doing these prelude to war…Read More Europe Prior to World War I: Alliances and Enemies I PRELUDE TO WW1 – Part 1/3
If you look at a map of the world in the 19th c., one thing that will immediately strike you is that most Africa and Asia would be colonies. You might ask yourself: why? Especially why are they colonies of seemingly small European countries like France or Britain or Belgium? Well that’s the question we…Read More 12. Human zoos: European imperialism in the 19th c.
Hello everyone. Welcome to the Langfocus channel, and my name is Po-ru. “Why did English become the international language?” – That is the question we’re going to answer today. English is the de facto global lingua franca. It is the language of global commerce, the main language of international diplomacy, the language of air traffic…Read More Why Did English Become the International Language?
Hey, welcome to Feminist TimeOut. Let’s take a timeout to talk about the problem of feminism and Imperialism. Imperialism is a strange beast. It’s a huge concept. It has many forms. And those forms change and develop. To start out with, let’s define imperialism as a way of thinking that enables some countries to go…Read More Feminism and Imperialism???
English philosopher John Stewart Mill’s essay “On Liberty” is one of the classic texts of modern liberalism: it’s been hugely influential in politics, even more so than you might realise, as we’ll be seeing shortly. The question he’s grappling with is, when can the government legitimately restrict your freedoms by imposing and enforcing laws? Always?…Read More Mill “On Liberty” – Freedom & Empire | Philosophy Tube