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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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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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Easy to listen to, Easy to understand

Kehinde gives a good overview of how white supremacy affects us globally and economically. He also highlights how countries like China, India and Brazil are using non violent imperialist strategies to colonise Africa.

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Great Depth

A great book. Very detailed research. very insightful. Never heard racism and the world order so well explained .

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Good Job

Good job, very informative. Flowed quite well - definitely a good source for future debates and arguments.

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Must Listen

Essential reading for everyone and not just those interested in black history. This book shows how racism and capitalism are intertwined and it is impossible to separate the two, His takedown of the Enlightenment era was also extremely insightful. I am now looking forward to delving into his other works.

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Fantastic Book

This book is a must read/listen. Great content, eye opening and thought provoking.

Schools should have this as text inorder to change society at root level.

Sadly the author is awful at presenting his material. He should have hired someone who can engage with audience. THIS is real shame since the material is amazing.

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Insightful and contradictory!

Overall, good read because it allowed an appreciation of the depth of racism which is coherently put together. The 'system' is the pre-requisite for this book, in an ironic way. The author is probably the embodyment of many Western folk whom are talked disparagingly of, and that's okay because 'we' all are within this system - oppressed and oppressor. Where I'm going is that there ought to have been far more to set-out what it is, save for recognising it's very existence, that comes beyond racism - in short, what's next? There is fleeting address to "conversation", but needs more.
Hopefully, this is addressed in a later book.
I'd recommend listening to it - it got me through many a windy and cold winter dog walk, so for that, thank you.