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Empire

Shashi Tharoor, Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

Hurst, 2017; 288pp; £20

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Noam Chomsky, Who Rules the World?

Hamish Hamilton, 2016; 320pp; £18.99

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Nick Robins, The Corporation That Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational

Pluto Press, 2012; 280pp; £16

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Editorial: Tell me lies about the 'great war'

The First World War was not a war for Belgium, it was a war for empire.

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Mobilising empires for war

During the First World War, the great powers mobilised economic, human and military resources all over the world. They drew fighting men from all over the world into the conflict. They fought battles all over the world. The empires of the day threw their colonies and their colonial subjects into a war for supremacy.

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Gatling gun gangsters go global

The European war against the world began long before 1914

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A Peace News expose

Peace News played an important role in exposing British colonial torture in Kenya, publishing an expose by whistle-blower Eileen Fletcher on 4 May 1956.

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James Marriott & Mika Minio-Paluello, The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London

Verso, 2012; 344pp; £16.99

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John Tirman, The Death of Others. The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars

A big book in every sense, The Death of Others looks at the fate of civilians in American wars since 1945 – focussing on the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

William Blum, 'Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions since World War II'

Common Courage Press, 2004. ISBN 1 5675 1252 6; 500pp; price US$25

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