The Sahara desert is just as good a field for imperialism, and a lot closer to home.
"Trade supplies no explanation of Imperialism," says Mr. Brailsford (p. 75).
In short, the commercial excuse for Imperialism is actually obsolete.
What came then was not Imperialism; it was Anti-Imperialism.
We have no satire yet on militarism, or imperialism, or the Monroe doctrine.