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date: 19 April 2021

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The British Empire has been through several phases of ideological grace and disgrace. When it folded during the post–Second World War period there was widespread public awareness of terrible atrocities and great harm caused by the British in their former colonial territories. Pride in the past achievements of Empire, however, has re-emerged today alongside continuing recognition of its evils, perhaps serving to inoculate against really searching criticism and the virus of oppositional discourse to the typical operations of geopolitical power under neoliberal conditions. These matters raise serious issues to do with memorialization in public heritage.

Keywords: empire/Empire, inoculation, neoliberal, neoconservative, British Empire

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