Hegemony and Empire
Professor Naill Ferguson (2004)
In this short extract from Naill Ferguson's recent book
Colossus: The Rise
and Fall of the American Empire he explores the various current
definitions of terms such as hegemony, global leadership and empire.
Drawing on his extensive historical research on empires he outlines in
table format a Typology of Empire. This enables a comparison to be
made between the current America Empire and that of other empires in
particular the former British Empire.
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