Answer in Brief
How did some political philosophers defend colonialism?
- Some political philosophers defended colonialism and imperialism arguing that their action was a civilizing mission.
- The rationale was that a temporary period of political dependence or tutelage was necessary for uncivilized societies to advance to the point.
- This is captured by the phrase ‘The Whiteman’s Burden’ in a poem by Rudyard Kipling.
Concept: Introduction of Colonialism in Asia and Africa
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