National Post: Colonialism isn’t as bad as everyone thinks

1 May 2023.

“Lord Clive meeting with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey” by Francis Hayman.

‘Canada isn’t the only place where left-wing activists are blackening the names of colonial-era figures like John A. Macdonald and Henry Dundas for not living up to modern, ultra-progressive ideals. When British ethicist Nigel Biggar found himself defending 19th-century mining magnate Cecil Rhodes against exaggerated claims of racism from Oxford University students, he recognized the need to bring more balance — and historical literacy — to arguments over British colonialism. Biggar joins host Brian Lilley to discuss his new bestselling book, “Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning,” and why, despite its many flaws, British imperialism is getting an unfair rap. Recorded April 25, 2023.’ – From the National Post website.

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