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The New Age of Empire takes us back to the beginning of the European Empires, outlining the deliberate terror and suffering wrought during every stage of the expansion and destroys the self-congratulatory myth that the West was founded on the three great revolutions of science, industry and politics. Instead, genocide, slavery and colonialism are the key foundation stones upon which the West was built and we are still living under this system today: America is now at the helm, perpetuating global inequality through business, government and institutions like the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO.

The West is rich because the rest is poor. Capitalism is racism. The West congratulations itself on raising poverty by increments in the developing world while ignoring the fact that it created these conditions in the first place and continues to perpetuate them. The Enlightenment, which underlies every part of our foundational philosophy today, was and is profoundly racist. This colonial logic was and is used to justify the ransacking of Black and brown bodies and their land. The fashionable solutions offered by the white left in recent years fall far short of even beginning to tackle the West's place at the helm of a racist global order.

Offering no easy answers, The New Age of Empire is essential listening to understand our profoundly corrupt global system. A work of essential clarity, The New Age of Empire is a groundbreaking new blueprint for taking Black radical thought into the 21st century and beyond.

©2021 Kehinde Andrews (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Incredibly insightful

I am absolutely stunned at the depth to which Kehinde managed to dive in just under 9 hours.
I really have managed to connect some dots in my understanding of issues such as Neo-Liberalism, Democratic Imperialism and Empire.

As a 25-year old mixed Black South African and White British man, I have again found a bounty of knowledge and fresh perspective on global and local issues.

All I can say is thank you to Dane Baptise for introducing me to Prof Andrews on his podcast “Question Everything”. And to Kehinde himself, I am now a patreon for life. 10/10.

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Well researched and read

really well researched and taught me a lot. would highly recommend. narrated perfectly by kehinde

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Informative

wow, this book opened my eyes to many disparities which I could not put my finger on but now is clear.

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Brilliantly written and narrated.

I absolutely loved this "read", Professor Andrews reviewed the global structure of western civilization and identified the effects on various areas of the planet and the people. Many refuse to see and accept the reality but it will be difficult to turn a blind eye after reading this book. Thank you Professor Andrews!!!❤️

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Must listen!

A very good book, a must listen. A very good addition to any library, Recommended!

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enlightening!!

I found this book enlightening., thought-provoking and generated some deep conversation s amongst my friends, family and peers alike

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Essential reading for everyone.

All the things we aren't taught in school. How we got here, and who we exploited to do so.
A detailed and frank analysis of how Western Imperialism still dominates and still exploits for the obscene financial gain of a few, and so the rest of us get cheap stuff, thanks to people living in dire poverty far away.

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Lazy & Mono-dimensional

If you are someone who thinks everything in this world is willingly and profoundly racist and white peoples are the sole and only source of all evils, this is a book for you.

If, instead, you are someone who favours a balanced and consistent read of history and an approach to modern issues that recognises complex problems have complex causes, then keep scrolling

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Eye-opening

A wonderful book. Chock full of facts. Excellent perspective. Told a lot of truths. Should be required reading in schools. His global perspective is fresh and searing.

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Eloquently and vibrant expose of colonialisms ever changing economic mask

A deeply researched and immersive study of the world in which we live, and how our lives remain entangled with the colonialist ideals. The impact on Black and Brown bodies are given centre stage in the unravelling of the enduring, shifting and changing face of racial capitalism.
This is a book which makes uncomfortable reading, if you are of the belief that somehow the market… the free market… provides opportunities for universal growth, or if you subscribe to the idea that cultural presence equals systemic change.
A book designed to inform, challenge, question the readers real understanding of what are you doing to challenge the status quo.
This book is brilliant in so many different ways, from being immaculately researched, to it being written in a way which engages rather than bombards, to it shining a refreshing light on how we are here, because they were there.

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Crucial reading for all

The book is a crucial reading for everybody who wants to understand society, especially if you're interested in geopolitics, political economy, imperialism, anti-racism and activism in general.

There's literally SO much knowledge in here, but at the same time he explains it in a clear manner. His voice is also very nice to listen to. It's my new favorite book, so I bought the hardcover version too.