Timothy H. Parsons is Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is author of seven books including The Second British Empire: In the Crucible of the Twentieth Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and The Rule of Empires (Oxford University Press, 2010).
The demise of the formal French and British Empires in the second half of the 20th century obscures that reality that imperial methods and practices still have practical value to those who seek to control different people.
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