All around the world, from Sierra Leone to Sri Lanka, the violent legacy of colonialism can still be witnessed
By Richard Gott, The Guardian UK
Many of the present conflicts in the world take place in the former colonial territories that Britain abandoned, exhausted and impoverished, in the years after the second world war. This disastrous imperial legacy is still highly visible, and it is one of the reasons why the British empire continues to provoke such harsh debate. If Britain made such a success of its colonies, why are so many in an unholy mess half a century later, major sources of violence and unrest?
Continue reading The brutal story of British empire continues to this day