Racial Supremacy, Being Studies in Imperialism

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G.A. Morton, 1905 - Great Britain - 323 pages
 

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Though John George Godard presents his point in a very sophisticated and well-formulated manner, his discussion of the "evil imperialist countries" in question is thoroughly sarcastic, and innapropriate, considering he is removing bits and pieces of their histories from context and analyzing them in a manner that only a modern day, one-sided, hot-headed humanitarian could. Furthermore it is difficult to find many specific examples in history including these countries that are analyzed and used to support Godard's ideas almost as if he were afraid that those very examples could be used to prove him wrong. He instead mainly catalogs prices and casualties of wars and aquisitions as if he were attempting to confude the reader with a torrent of information to get his readers high and dazed. 

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