IMPERIALISM: Will Chaos or Order Take its Place?

TIME was when the nations of Europe, overflowing with vitality, sent men, money and ideas cascading to the ends of the earth. The flags of their empires were planted in every continent by warriors like Cortes and Clive, sailors like Columbus and Cook, explorers like Champlain and De Soto, by missionaries and by fugitives from religious persecution, by traders like the East India Company and Hudson's Bay Company. Modern imperialism reached its height in Europe's golden 19th century, when Kipling wrote The White Man's Burden and Empire-Builder Cecil Rhodes laid his hand...

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