Nov 14, 2019

What are Empires and Why do they Matter?

A Discussion with Jeremy Black

New Books Network 2019

purchase at You hear a lot about "empires," but what are they? Do they still exist? And why does it matter? Today I talked to Jeremy Black about empires, historical and present. Jeremy has thought deeply about empires, and written a lot about them. We discussed them from, if not every angle, at least a good number of them. It turns out (as you might expect) that there are empires and there are empires... Listen in.
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