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im pi ree uh li zuhm

  • n  a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
  • n  a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
  • n  any instance of aggressive extension of authority

  • Michael Elliott on imperialism's return and why it won't work this time, either.
  • Zimbabwe President ROBERT MUGABE, in a rare interview, depicts himself as an African hero battling imperialism and foreign attempts to oust him from power.
  • In defeating the French at Dien Bien Phu, he heralded the end of imperialism.
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  • 'Jungle Book': When Mary met Walt (and Rudyard)
    Rudyard Kipling hated Chicago. "It holds rather more than a million of people with bodies, and stands on the same sort of soil as Calcutta," wrote the man whom George Orwell dubbed "the prophet of British imperialism in its expansionist phase," following a visit to Chicago in the 1880s. "Having seen it, I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages. Its water is the water ...
    June 15, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

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