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The Education of an Anti-Imperialist

The Education of an Anti-Imperialist

Author: Richard Drake

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299295240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 550

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Robert M. La Follette (1855–1925), the Republican senator from Wisconsin, is best known as a key architect of American Progressivism and as a fiery advocate for liberal politics in the domestic sphere. But "Fighting Bob" did not immediately come to a progressive stance on foreign affairs. In The Education of an Anti-Imperialist, Richard Drake follows La Follette's growth as a critic of America's wars and the policies that led to them. He began his political career with conventional Republican views of the era on foreign policy, avidly supporting the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. La Follette's critique of empire emerged in 1910, during the first year of the Mexican Revolution, as he began to perceive a Washington–Wall Street alliance in the United States' dealings with Mexico. La Follette subsequently became Congress's foremost critic of Woodrow Wilson, fiercely opposing United States involvement in World War I. Denounced in the American press as the most dangerous man in the country, he became hated and vilified by many but beloved and admired by others. La Follette believed that financial imperialism and its necessary instrument, militarism, caused modern wars. He contended they were twin evils that would have ruinous consequences for the United States and its citizens in the twentieth century and beyond. “An excellent book. . . . As Drake fully documents, La Follette's warnings about [World War I] profiteers and the lust for power were fully justified. Then as now, the American people were lied to by the government and media and manipulated into the stink and blood of war."—Mark Taylor, The Daily Call “Scholars will . . . value the insights into La Follette's foreign policy education.”—The Historian

The Education of an Anti-Imperialist

The Education of an Anti-Imperialist

Author: Richard Drake

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299295233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Robert M. La Follette (1855–1925), the Republican senator from Wisconsin, is best known as a key architect of American Progressivism and as a fiery advocate for liberal politics in the domestic sphere. But "Fighting Bob" did not immediately come to a progressive stance on foreign affairs. In The Education of an Anti-Imperialist, Richard Drake follows La Follette's growth as a critic of America's wars and the policies that led to them. He began his political career with conventional Republican views of the era on foreign policy, avidly supporting the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. La Follette's critique of empire emerged in 1910, during the first year of the Mexican Revolution, as he began to perceive a Washington–Wall Street alliance in the United States' dealings with Mexico. La Follette subsequently became Congress's foremost critic of Woodrow Wilson, fiercely opposing United States involvement in World War I. Denounced in the American press as the most dangerous man in the country, he became hated and vilified by many but beloved and admired by others. La Follette believed that financial imperialism and its necessary instrument, militarism, caused modern wars. He contended they were twin evils that would have ruinous consequences for the United States and its citizens in the twentieth century and beyond. “An excellent book. . . . As Drake fully documents, La Follette's warnings about [World War I] profiteers and the lust for power were fully justified. Then as now, the American people were lied to by the government and media and manipulated into the stink and blood of war."—Mark Taylor, The Daily Call “Scholars will . . . value the insights into La Follette's foreign policy education.”—The Historian

Imperialism and the Anti-Imperialist Mind

Imperialism and the Anti-Imperialist Mind

Author: Lewis Samuel Feuer

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412825997

Category: History

Page: 265

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In this major work, Lewis S. Feuer examines critical distinctions between progressive and regressive imperialism. He explores causes of anti-imperial ideologies, noting that unlike the spoliation that took place under regressive tartar, Spanish and Nazi colonizations, civilization flourished during the progressive imperialism of Hellenic, Macedonian, Roman, and modern British eras of empire-building. Feuer holds that it is erroneous to blame the relative backwardness of colonial peoples on the imperialism of Western democratic nations. In case after case, the character of colonial rulers determined economic development and democratic reform alike. Pursuing the theme of progress versus regression, Feuer compares the imperialism of the United States with that of the Soviet Union – to the detriment of the latter in nearly every instance. His effort constitutes nothing short of a fundamentally new perspective on the lessons of modern history and the mistakes of modern analysts of international affairs. Feuer opens as well a new chapter in political psychology with his study of such anti-imperialist intellectuals as Hobson, Morel, and Leonard Woolf; his portrait of Emin Pasha, the heroic Jewish governor of Equatorial Sudan, suggests a living model for Conrad's Lord Jim.

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

Author: Oleksa Drachewych

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351131971

Category: History

Page: 176

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This book analyses the stance of international communism towards nationality, anti-colonialism, and racial equality as defined by the Communist International (Comintern) during the interwar period. Central to the volume is a comparative analysis of the communist parties of three British dominions; South Africa, Canada and Australia, demonstrating how each party attempted to follow Moscow’s lead and how each party produced its own attempts to deal with these issues locally, while considering the limits of their own agency within the movement at large.

Anti-Imperial Metropolis

Anti-Imperial Metropolis

Author: Michael Goebel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316352182

Category: History

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This book traces the spread of a global anti-imperialism from the vantage point of Paris between the two World Wars, where countless future leaders of Third World countries spent formative stints. Exploring the local social context in which these emergent activists moved, the study delves into assassination plots allegedly hatched by Chinese students, demonstrations by Latin American nationalists, and the everyday lives of Algerian, Senegalese and Vietnamese workers. On the basis of police reports and other primary sources, the book foregrounds the role of migration and interaction as driving forces enabling challenges to the imperial world order, weaving together the stories of peoples of three continents. Drawing on the scholarship of twentieth-century imperial, international and global history as well as migration, race and ethnicity in France, it ultimately proposes a new understanding of the roots of the Third World idea.

The Anti-Imperialist and Nationalist Struggle of Halide Edib Adivar and Lady Augusta Gregory

The Anti-Imperialist and Nationalist Struggle of Halide Edib Adivar and Lady Augusta Gregory

Author: Neslihan G. Albay

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527548015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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This book offers a comparative study on the literary configurations of nation-state identity in the works of the contemporaneous Halide Edib Adıvar and Lady Augusta Gregory, specifically focusing on their roles as social reformists, female activists, and anti-imperialists through the components of national identity such as gender, language and transnational exchanges. It exposes the critical stance adopted by Lady Gregory and Halide Edib against British imperialism, and questions if these writers exhibit a local or international outlook of anti-imperialism. It is the first comparative study on Lady Gregory and Halide Edib, and explores how their anti-imperial stances shaped or influenced their sense of national identity. It will allow the reader to reach a unique evaluation of the literary works of these two writers with different cultural backgrounds but similar national ideals.

Lenin On Anti-Imperialist Wars

Lenin On Anti-Imperialist Wars

Author: Erdogan A

Publisher: Erdogan Ahmet

ISBN: 9781365073021

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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On Anti-Imperialist Wars, Collected writings on the subject from Lenin with addition from Stalin and Enver Hodja

Mau Mau the Revolutionary, Anti-Imperialist Force from Kenya: 1948-1963

Mau Mau the Revolutionary, Anti-Imperialist Force from Kenya: 1948-1963

Author: Shiraz Durrani

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789966189080

Category: History

Page: 154

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Very few countries hide or obscure the significance of their most important historical achievements. Kenya has managed to do so without any regrets or even a thought about the implication of such a major oversight in connection with Mau Mau Resistance. The reason for this underplay is not difficult to understand. The government that came to power at independence was not only not part of the Mau Mau movement which fought for land and freedom for working people, but actively opposed it. It sought and was given by the departing colonial power state power, land and freedom for its class, thereby sidelining the radical resistance movement and its activists. This elite then used its state power to ensure that the nation forgets its radical history which would have alerted future generations to the theft of their inheritance and country. This book provides essential facts about Mau Mau. It seeks to give voice to the Mau Mau resistance fighters. It is aimed at young people who were born after independence and who have been deprived of their historical heritage; it is also a tribute to those who played a part in the war of independence and in Mau Mau without whose contribution independence would have remained a dream. It seeks to restore Kenyas working class history of resistance to colonialism and imperialism. The Kenya Resists Series covers different aspects of resistance by people of Kenya to colonialism and imperialism. It reproduces material from books, unpublished reports, research and oral or visual testimonies. The three aspects chosen for the first three publications in the Series Mau Mau, Trade Unions and Peoples Resistance make up the three pillars of resistance of the people of Kenya.

Postcolonial Challenges in Education

Postcolonial Challenges in Education

Author: Roland Sintos Coloma

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433106493

Category: Education

Page: 382

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Coloma compiles 20 essays that trace the history of imperialism and colonialism as well as anti-imperialism and decolonization, noting that there is a lack of consideration of education in studies of these topics and vice versa. Education scholars from North America, the UK, Australia, and Qatar consider the operations and effects of colonialism during and after occupation and the way colonized individuals navigate and resist imperialism in schooling, educational policy, and cultural and knowledge production.

Democracy under Fire

Democracy under Fire

Author: Lawrence R. Jacobs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190877262

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Donald Trump's presidency offered Americans a dire warning regarding the vulnerabilities in their democracy, but the threat is broader and deeper-and looms still. "January 6th was a disgrace," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell solemnly intoned at the end of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial on February 13, 2021. As to the culprit, Senator McConnell declared that "there is no question that President Donald Trump is practically and morally responsible." Before Trump even ran for President, his disdain for the rules, procedures, and norms of American democracy and the US Constitution was well-known and led prominent Republicans to repudiate him as "unfit" for the GOP nomination. Given the clear-eyed assessment of candidate Trump, why did the Republican Party nominate him as its presidential candidate in 2016 and then stand by him during the next four years? Much of the attention paid to Trump's rise to power has focused on his corrosive personality and divisive style of governing. But he alone is not the problem. The vulnerability is much broader and deeper. The ascendance of Trump is the culmination of nearly 250 years of political reforms that gradually ceded party nominations to small cliques of ideologically-motivated party activists, interest groups, and donors. Trump's rise is not an aberration but a predictable outcome of trends deeply rooted in American history but which accelerated in the last few decades. In Democracy under Fire, Lawrence Jacobs provides a highly engaging, if disturbing, history of political reforms since the late-eighteenth century that over time dangerously weakened democracy, widened political inequality as well as racial disparities, and rewarded toxic political polarization. Jacobs' searing indictment of political reformers concludes with recommendations to restrain the unbridled ambition of politicians who thrive on division and instead generate broad citizen engagement with tangible policy making.

Education at War

Education at War

Author: Arshad Imtiaz Ali

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823279104

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Education at War: The Fight for Students of Color in America's Public Schools, attempts to shape educational research and practice to more explicitly consider the relationship between education, capitalism and war, and more specifically, its’ impact on students of color. The authors, as a whole, contend that the contemporary specter of war has become a central way that racism and materialism become manifested and practiced within education. In particular, this collection asserts that the contemporary neoliberal characterization of education and school-based reform is situated within the global political economy that has facilitated a growth in the prison and military industrial complex, and simultaneous divestment in education domestically within the U.S. Education at War attempts to make research relevant by bringing the tensions within young people’s lives to the fore. The heavy shadow cast by recent U.S. led wars re-organizes the sites of learning and teaching nationally, as well as differentially, within specific sites and upon particular communities. Nonetheless, the examination of this context is not enough. Rather, we consider how such a contemporary context can facilitate educational spaces for communities and youth to grow their vision for a different, and hopefully a more humanizing future. Thus, the book contributors will collectively explore how resistance can produce the opportunity for rich, diverse and transformative learning for marginalized students and communities. The lives of People of Color are the forefront of Education at War: The Fight for Students of Color in America's Public Schools. Whereas there are many attempts to theorize about the global implications of war, less attention is paid to the ways that war shapes young lives in the U.S., particularly in an educational context. The book addresses the absence of youth-centered discussions regarding education during a political context of neoliberalism and war, and provides important perspectives on which to ground critical discussions among students and families, education scholars and practitioners, and policymakers.

Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism

Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism

Author: M. Cullinane

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137002570

Category: History

Page: 246

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This book provides a study of the American anti-imperialist movement during its most active years of opposition to US foreign policy, from 1898 to 1909. It re-evaluates the movement's motives and operations throughout these years by evaluating the way in which Americans conceived the idea of 'liberty.'