By Jennifer Pitts
A dramatic shift in British and French rules approximately empire spread out within the sixty years straddling the flip of the 19th century. As Jennifer Pitts exhibits in A flip to Empire, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Jeremy Bentham have been between many firstly of this era to criticize ecu empires as unjust in addition to politically and economically disastrous for the conquering countries. by way of the mid-nineteenth century, although, the main fashionable British and French liberal thinkers, together with John Stuart Mill and Alexis de Tocqueville, vigorously supported the conquest of non-European peoples. Pitts explains that this mirrored an increase in civilizational self-confidence, as theories of human development turned extra triumphalist, much less nuanced, and not more tolerant of cultural distinction. whilst, imperial growth in a foreign country got here to be obvious as a political venture that may support the emergence of good liberal democracies inside Europe.
Pitts exhibits that liberal thinkers frequently celebrated for respecting not just human equality and liberty but additionally pluralism supported an inegalitarian and decidedly nonhumanitarian foreign politics. but such moments signify now not an important function of liberal notion yet a notable departure from perspectives shared through accurately these late-eighteenth-century thinkers whom Mill and Tocqueville observed as their forebears.
Fluently written, A flip to Empire bargains a unique evaluation of recent political concept and foreign justice, and an illuminating standpoint on carrying on with debates over empire, intervention, and liberal political commitments.
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A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France by Jennifer Pitts