The Case for Colonialism





  • The Last Imperialist: Sir Alan Burns' Epic Defense of the British Empire (forthcoming): Book website
  • Problems of Anti-Colonialism (seeking publisher): Series website
  • Die Wahrheit uber den deutschen Kolonialismus (The Truth About German Colonialism) (Manuscriptum, forthcoming)

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

Policy Articles

Invited Talks and Presentations


  • "Contributions of Western Colonialism to Human Flourishing: A Summary of Research", Version 2.0 (September 2019). Here and Here. and Video

Lexington Books' Cancellation of "Problems of Anti-Colonialism" and The Last Imperialist


Commentary on "L'Affaire TWQ": The Debate on Colonialism 

Commentary on "L'Affaire TWQ": Issues of Academic Freedom

The PSU "Diversity" Investigation 

  • Documents:

The PSU Political Science "Gilley Controversy" Policy 

  • Documents:
  • 1) A secret report is commissioned on Professor Gilley's "controversial writings" and "extramural outrages"

    2) A secret faculty meeting is held to discuss the secret report on Dr. Gilley

    3) The faculty passes new rules to punish and condemn faculty whose research causes "controversy" or "negative reactions"

  • Jay Schalin, "We Need to Talk About Bruce," James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal (October 2020)






Sir Alan Burns, Governor of the Gold Coast, with police chief, 1944.


"I assign your article 'The Case for Colonialism' along with Orwell's 'Shooting an Elephant' in order for my students to discuss the topic of colonialism more widely. My students very much enjoy the opportunity to debate your article and each other. I've never seen a classroom become more alive with ideas and the desire to voice opinions than when they discuss your ideas--especially your 'preposterous idea' at the end of the article." -- Dr. Michael Stachura, Professor of English, Douglas College
"I am an academic in permanent recovery from the savagery and unending petrifying trauma of that most human barbarism- colonialism. Your article gives credence to the theory that defenders of the most treacherous crime against humanity-colonialism, reside and flourish in the academy." -- Dr. Emeka Nwadiora, Associate Professor of Law, Ethics & Human Behavior, Temple University


Sir Alan Burns, Governor of the Gold Coast, with customs service, 1946.