I just returned from Uganda, and the main question people have is “why now?”.
In 1877, the British Empire was at the height of its glory, the Spanish Empire would soon collapse, and a young Oxford student named Cecil Rhodes was writhing in the dirt, gripped by a sudden religious vision.
After his madness passed, Rhodes scrawled out a manifesto based on his delirium. In it, he called for an “Anglo-American Empire” that would begin in the heart of Africa and spread out to conquer the known world.
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