Indian Journalist Takes Down Tucker Carlson on ‘Revisionist, Racist History’ of British Empire
Tucker Carlson declared that the British Empire was a “benign” force that brought civilization and beauty to India, while asserting the country had produced nothing of comparable value since independence.
Indian journalist Prasanth R. of NewsClick and People’s Dispatch reacts, explaining just how wrong Carlson is. This kind of full-throated defense of colonialism has been taboo for decades, he explains, but unmasks how big sections of Western ruling classes still feel about their former subjects.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .