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Post-Imperial Guilt (or "What have the Romans ever done for us?")

"Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless." - Sinclair Lewis *** Comments (mostly from the first 2 pages, anyway) on a Guardian op-ed exuding British post-imperial guilt: 1) I couldn't even read more than a third into the article. It's such a ridiculous premise. I'm in my mid-twenties, having been through the UK school and university system, and I was NEVER left with the impression that the British empire was a good or kind force. The negative effects of colonialism were bashed into me from about 8 years old. I really thought that this article, when it promised to 're-examine' the view of the British empire, was going to say something positive about it! You must have really awful views on the intellect of your readership. 2) "For much of its early history, the British ruled their empi...

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