Friday, October 8, 2021

THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY AS PRESIDENT BIDEN BECOMES THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO MARK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY

We are joined by ANDRE DIMINO, an Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition.

WEBSITE: http://www.iaovc.org/

One Voice’s mission is to combat negative stereotypes of Italian Americans in the media and elsewhere and to defend Italian American culture and heritage. Andre is also the CEO of medical devices company ADMtronics in Northvale, NJ and is regularly called upon by major market radio and TV stations and the networks to comment on issues regarding Italian Americans. He is well media coached and a staunch defender of the Italian American community. 

THE LAST IMPERIALIST: SIR ALAN BURNS’S EPIC DEFENSE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE  by Bruce Gilley  (Author)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Regnery Gateway (September 21, 2021)

The British Empire, one of the most powerful forces in history, was also one of the most humane. Yet at its twilight, few were willing to defy the anti-colonial reaction that condemned millions to despotism under the regimes that replaced it. Sir Alan Burns was among them.

In this lively and provocative work of history, Bruce Gilley vindicates Sir Alan’s view that decolonization was poorly managed and too swiftly executed, a view based not on imperialist nostalgia but on a sober assessment of the ravages of the twentieth century.

Gilley demonstrates that Burns understood the benefits of colonial rule and correctly foretold the chaos that accompanied its rapid dissolution.

Relying on previously unavailable documentation from Burns’s family, The Last Imperialist dethrones the revisionist historians and shatters their unbalanced accusations against European colonialism. This is history writing at its most courageous.

BRUCE GILLEY is a professor of political science at Portland State University, a member of the board of the National Association of Scholars, and the author of four books.

WEBSITE: http://www.web.pdx.edu/

His 2017 article “The Case for Colonialism” drew international attention after he received death threats in response. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Oxford, Gilley resides in Portland, OR.