Young Pioneer

The other day, No. 2 Son (now 13) wanted me to explain colonial imperialism and neo-colonialism, in the context of the American Revolution and with reference to Haiti, the Bolivaran revolutions in South America, and the dissolution of the European empires in the 20th Century. The question, as he phrased it, was something along the lines of “Why did America and India rebel against English rule while Australia and Canada didn’t?” I don’t think he knows about Ireland yet.

Maybe I’ll leave a copy of The Communist Manifesto (1848) lying around the house, or Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916).