The disciplinary roots of International Relations are being subject to postcolonial inquiry. One intellectual figure who requires such scrutiny is Halford John Mackinder, a founding father of geopolitics.
After posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior”, the US Army tweeted, “How has serving impacted you?”
It’s confession time …
If you want to know the future - look into the past.
If we study Napoleon’s personality objectively, we will see that our today’s view about him is a result of a clever PR strategy. It was PR people who created the myth that Napoleon was a genius, unbeatable general.
To the question of whether Europeans owe anything to Britain the answer, I agree, is most certainly yes. As to whether Britons owe anything to Continental Europeans, the answer is surely an even more resounding yes. That is not to attenuate Brit