Empires! OK, We Don’t Want Them Back, But Can We Learn From Them?

“Examining the trajectories of empires — their creations, conflicts, rivalries, successes and failures — reminds us of something we have forgotten: that sovereignty in the past, and in many areas today, is complex, divided, layered and configured on a variety of founding principles and practices.”

Source: Le Monde Diplomatique 01/08/12