The end of the empire state

John Wight in Socialist Unity posts about the violent history of British Empire and imperialism, how that is adversely affecting them now.

Unsurprisingly, Britain’s history of war and imperialism, and its current role as junior partner in service to US hegemony, has inevitably had a deleterious impact on British society at home.

Today, in 2008, despite being the fifth largest economy in the world, Britain has some of the worst social indicators of any nation in Western Europe.

Be sure to check the comments section for some, um, lively discussion about Scottish independence.

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