Sathnam Sanghera with John Oliver: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

The United States prides itself for its maverick soul, but Sathnam Sanghera says it inherited the ambition, brutality and thinking of its empire roots. Sanghera reveals the hidden legacies and modern realities of the British empire and makes the case that to understand America, we must first understand British imperialism.

He says the pernicious legacy of imperialism is rooted in our everyday lives yet remains shockingly obscured from view. Sanghera offers a sobering appraisal of Britain and America’s political histories to help us move forward to a more just future.


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Sanghera photo by Chris Durlacher; Oliver photo courtesy the speaker.

Image - Sathnam Sanghera

Sathnam Sanghera

Author, Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain; Twitter @Sathnam

Image - John Oliver

In Conversation with John Oliver

Host, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"; Twitter @iamjohnoliver