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Bill Schwarz

which gave life to colonial aspiration made new thought possible. An early witness to this was Stafford Cripps in 1937, momentarily espousing a role as outrider to the left sects. He contributed a foreword to Africa and World Peace in which he commended Padmore’s ‘courageous exposure of the great myth of the civilising mission of western democracies in Africa’. 39 Much later, in commenting on the

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice
Charles V. Reed

Walk to Freedom , Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most famous anti-colonial nationalists, ‘confess[es] to being somewhat of an Anglophile’. 127 He continues: When I thought of Western democracy and freedom, I thought of the British parliamentary system. In so many ways, the very model of the gentleman for me was an

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911