Reading Empire by Niall Ferguson. So far very well written and an interesting take on things, but I’m not sure about the veracity of his narrative of Britain ushering the world into modernity. or about his supposed list of ‘positive’ legacies left by the Empire, which includes Protestantism, globalised capitalism, the ubiquity of the English language and British systems of government… Not that these aren’t legacies, I’m just not sure what makes them so positive.
So I’m guessing this is going to be apologism for colonialism at least in part, though he doesn’t make any secret of that in his introduction. He chalks racism and oppression and such up to the negative side of his score sheet, in fairness, but I still think his positive side is far too generous.
Dance Dance Reformation, the new party game where you can play as Martin Luther and boogie away corruption in the catholic church
Followed soon after by Dance Dance Restoration, the astonishing sequel that introduces new moves, a new king, and two dozen unlockable mistresses.
Send help, it got better