Ottoman imperialism is now religiously overlooked for inclusion in postcolonial studies at Western universities.
Communism was an easy touchdown: evil incarnate and the preferred codeword for Russian imperialism.
Recognizing and supporting that is not Zionism, Palestinian nationalism, or American imperialism.
Here Monty enacts a fantasy of benign American imperialism, touring Europe and Africa in his pleasure yacht.
Like imperialism, the foundation of humanitarianism is that the West knows best.
Far more distinct than he, there looms above him the splendid triumphal pageant of Roman imperialism itself.
The Sahara desert is just as good a field for imperialism, and a lot closer to home.
There is no doubt, either, that it was not considered as an instrument of imperialism.
In short, the commercial excuse for imperialism is actually obsolete.
This pessimistic aspect of imperialism has certainly to some extent an historical basis.
1826, "advocacy of empire," originally in a Napoleonic context, also of Rome and of British foreign policy, from imperial + -ism. At times in British usage (and briefly in U.S.) with a neutral or positive sense relating to national interests or the spread of the benefits of Western civilization, but from the begining usually more or less a term of reproach. General sense of "one country's rule over another," first recorded 1878. Picked up disparagingly in Communist jargon by 1918.
It is the old story of 1798, when French republicanism sick of its own folly and misdeeds, became metamorphosed into imperialism, and consoled itself for its incapacity to found domestic freedom by putting an iron yoke upon Europe, and covering it with blood and battle-fields. [Francis Lloyd, "St. James's Magazine," January 1842]
Acquisition by a government of other governments or territories, or of economic or cultural power over other nations or territories, often by force. Colonialism is a form of imperialism.