So they don’t like it then

Insurgent Empire by Priyamvada Gopal review – a superb study of anticolonial resistance
An important new history of opposition to the British empire, at home and overseas, from the Chartists and the Indian rebels to the Mau Mau uprising

That’s the subs, bigging up in the headline a book by a columnist. The actual review says this:

charted by Priyamvada Gopal’s arresting and insightful book.

Code for, well, she’s done the work, sure, but it’s not very interesting.

9 comments on “So they don’t like it then

  1. It’s pretty cool that we have people coming here from countries where people literally shit in the streets, have an actual rape culture, regularly hold pogroms against minorities, and live under a vicious caste system, to lecture us on “white supremacy” at Cambridge University.

  2. And that millions want to come here to impose their ‘culture’ on us, when they didn’t want thousands of us over there, struggling to lift them out of a sea of their own excrement.

  3. When people complain about Imperialism I tend to ask which empires they have in mind. The Mughal, perhaps?

  4. To take just one example, much of London through the boroughs of Hillingdon, Harrow and Hounslow is now more or less literally colonised by sub-continentals.

    Can’t wait for the histories of that …

  5. So, is she in favour of the Hungarian, Polish and Serbian resistance to Islamic imperialism from the 14th to the 21st century in Europe or not?
    Will The Graun now write in glowing terms about the struggle of the gallant EDL against rape gangs consisting of muslim settler-colonists?

    These are questions the Guardian must answer.LoL

  6. It’s pretty cool that we have people coming here from countries where people literally shit in the streets…

    Californians dropping in again?

  7. British Empire and Colonialism so awful and evil Hong Kong wants UK to rule them again.

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    Hounslow – had to go there a few times in 1990/1 and I was pretty much the only whitey on street, in shops etc

    Drove through somewhere near Dulwich in 1998 – we wound up windows, locked doors and prepared to run a red light.

  8. ‘anticolonial resistance
    An important new history of opposition to the British empire, at home and overseas, from the Chartists and the Indian rebels to the Mau Mau uprising’

    What we call “terrorists.”

    If the recognized government has come to terms with the insurgent, resistance is TERRORISM. MURDER. PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.

    Non-cooperation is okay. Violent resistance is MURDER. Follett’s Jackdaws were evil. The Germans were the good guys.

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