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1.0 out of 5 stars
Revolting and misleading, 1 Oct 2012
I had the misfortune to buy this for a nephew.
Having skim-read it I decided to bin this and buy a different book for him.
Twisted, incorrect and aimed at the self-loathing, trendy, (il)liberal elitist section of today's Britain.
It's rather a shame when one looks at the Empire and just what was achieved in terms of liberty and progress when compared to the current decline of the West.
Save your money and buy Empire or Civilisation by Niall Ferguson instead.
PS Unlike the author I write this as someone who studied history and sociology, not as one with an axe to grind and a chip on my shoulder!