West and East Africa: Aftermath of the Partition
We do not shrink from adding to it [the empire] if duty or honour compels us; but we abjure the vulgar and bastard imperialism of ... provocation and aggression ... and of grabbing everything even if we have no use for it ourselves.... I should be sorry to set any limit to the governing capacity of our people and race, but at the same time, it is with no small relief and satisfaction that we must see ... the partition of Africa pretty well brought to an end.1
KeywordsHigh Commissioner International Obligation Unionist Government Military Expedition Colonial Office
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