We can’t avoid the word empire when it still shapes our world | Afua Hirsch

Published: 12/02/2020
We can’t avoid the word empire when it still shapes our world | Afua Hirsch
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Lisa Nandy’s pledge to remove the word from the honours system won’t erase the history it stands for If I had learned about the British empire at school, I would find it easier to follow the news. I would have learned that the political struggle for Hong Kong to retain its separate identity from China has its roots as much in the British habits of opium and tea as it does in the cultural ideas of

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