The Case for Colonialism





  • Sleepless They Arise: Sir Alan Burns and the Colonial Achievement (manuscript in preparation)

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

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

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





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