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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Britain’s Willing Imperialists

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Were Victorians proud of the British Empire?
Twenty years after its publication, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s study, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, stands out for the rigour of its approach. Its argument, that the German people were more acquiescent in the crimes of Nazism than was once…
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