Retract "The case for colonialism"

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peter gillespie
May 10, 2020
I'm sorry I missed this controversy, but happy to note the Editorial Board's stand in favor of accademic standards. In the long run, Colonialism cannot be held accountable for modernisation or cultural subversion, although both were the direct product of this civilisation's expansive and domineering cultures. We can only hope that we will find out way to the "Age of Aquarius" without first extinguishing our planet's capacity for self-regeneration.

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peter gillespie
3 years ago
Clearly an episode in the on-going battle for political correctness, a proper appreciation of colonialism and respect for boundaries is central to man's struggle for advancement.

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Adi-Raneeta Lavasii
3 years ago
Because the premise of argument is wrong and false.

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Chloe Willes-Speakman
3 years ago
The article lacks empirical evidence, contains historical inaccuracies, and includes spiteful fallacies. There is also an utter lack of rigor or engaging with existing scholarship on the issue.

The peer review process exists to ensure rigor in published research. We understand that this piece was rejected after review, and that decision should have been respected and this sub-par scholarship should never have been published. Editor or editors at Third World Quarterly allowing this piece utterly lacking in academic merit to be published should be replaced from the Editorial Board.

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Tanzeem Ahmed
3 years ago
This is so ridiculous but it's sadly a view held by many. It's unbelievable to think that people can excuse slavery, forced migration and general abuse of the victims of colonialism. It's an ideology built on supposed superiority but what's funny is that the colonists were the least humane people and more "savage" than those they claimed to tame.

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Ariaana Patea
3 years ago
I know my history and this is hurtful, wrong, and blatently arrogent...

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Lisa Bourque Bearskin
3 years ago
Because I support Nicole and the work she does and totally agree that western colonialism must be redressed

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Rick Tonita
3 years ago
It is time that the structure of colonialism was ended and true reconciliation was implemented. Treaty negotiations in BC have been going on for decades with no serious intention on behalf of governments to reach equitable and just settlements. They are not negotiating from a nation to nation bases.

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cian waites
3 years ago
About time this was brought to light

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Florian Tanguay
3 years ago
I am signing this petition because there is nothing scientific about it and because we still see the very bad effect on colonialism today. It is definitely biais for the religious who thought there was no culture if it was not their religious culture. In fact the First Nations in Canada had a far better and nicer culture than the colonialists.