Some time ago, a Political Science professor, Bruce Gilley, wrote an article, The Case For Colonialism. It was published by Third World Quarterly after a “double-blind peer review.” The article is a well-researched critique of modern historical revisionism and hard left academic bias as concerns colonialism. One bon-mot:
It is hard to overstate the pernicious effects of global anti-colonialism on domestic and international affairs since the end of World War II. Anti-colonialism ravaged countries as nationalist elites mobilized illiterate populations with appeals to destroy the market economies, pluralistic and constitutional polities, and rational policy processes of European colonizers. In our “age of apology” for atrocities, one of the many conspicuous silences has been an apology for the many atrocities visited upon Third World peoples by anti-colonial advocates.