The imperial mind

How Europeans stole the world

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  • Published 20180807
  • ISBN: 9781925603316
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

IT IS A common vanity among humans that our ascent is an exponential trajectory applauded by gods.

Our religions encourage us to believe God has never seen anything as beautiful, dutiful and intelligent as we. Those religions also insist that as we are superb and closest to God’s hem, all others are not and need our assistance to reach a developmental level that the imperialist calculates as being the true destiny of humans.

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