Western Hubris from Colonial to Postcolonial


A detail? While the British and the Empire put itself and the other colonisers, all on the Entente's side, on moral high ground, the facts on the ground told a different story. Here's the case of British Afghanistan 1923, as the Waziri tribesmen of an Afghan village were bombed (Sean Andrew Wempe, The Revenants of the German Empire. Colonial Germans, Imperialism, & the League of Nations, Oxford 2019).

In this 2023 blogpost, Aufa100 will also demonstrate the role of the aborted League of Nations, by which the British Paris/Versailles narrative of "superiority" was institutionalized.