Colonialism and imperialism are often thought to be distant memories, taught as a sin of the past in history classes. But both, as Kehinde Andrews argues, are alive and well, with the U.S. and not Europe at the center of Western dominion. The International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization and even the United Nations are only some of these modern mechanisms of imperialism. Diving deep into the concepts of racial capitalism and racial patriarchy, Andrews adds nuance and context to these often over-simplified narratives, challenging the right and the left in equal measure.
"Historically rigorous and deeply researched…. Andrews's clear-eyed analysis insists upon the revolutionary acts of freedom we will need to break out of these systems of violence."—Ibram X. Kendi