From the late eighteenth century onward, the British justified their empire with a continually updated ideology of moral purpose and historical necessity.
Time’s Monster: How History Makes History
by Priya Satia
Neither Settler nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities
by Mahmood Mamdani
Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination
by Adom Getachew
July 1, 2021 issue