Rhea Myers

Fisking Anti-Imperialism

A Democratiya Review Fisks Anti-Imperialism

_The perfect is the enemy of the good’ - this is a proverb that applies to the seductive but bankrupt ideology of ‘anti-imperialism’, which presents itself as opposition to the most powerful form of oppression but which in practice is something much less positive, indeed negative and reactionary.

In simplest terms, ‘imperialism’ can be defined as a state’s pursuit of empire or the expansion of its power, through acquiring territory from, or power over, other states or peoples. No reasonable person would not oppose this, but ‘anti-imperialism’ today means something other than opposition to imperialism.