Communism was an easy touchdown: evil incarnate and the preferred codeword for Russian imperialism.
Ottoman imperialism is now religiously overlooked for inclusion in postcolonial studies at Western universities.
Stringer depicts a country that is beset by complications of both past imperialism and current globalism.
Recognizing and supporting that is not Zionism, Palestinian nationalism, or American imperialism.
Because for the global left, imperialism is the great sin of the modern world.
Far more distinct than he, there looms above him the splendid triumphal pageant of Roman imperialism itself.
We have no satire yet on militarism, or imperialism, or the Monroe doctrine.
There is no doubt, either, that it was not considered as an instrument of imperialism.
Twentieth-century imperialism cannot be so favourably judged.
This pessimistic aspect of imperialism has certainly to some extent an historical basis.
1826, "advocacy of empire," originally in a Napoleonic context, also of Rome and of British foreign policy, from imperial + -ism. At times in British usage (and briefly in U.S.) with a neutral or positive sense relating to national interests or the spread of the benefits of Western civilization, but from the begining usually more or less a term of reproach. General sense of "one country's rule over another," first recorded 1878. Picked up disparagingly in Communist jargon by 1918.
It is the old story of 1798, when French republicanism sick of its own folly and misdeeds, became metamorphosed into imperialism, and consoled itself for its incapacity to found domestic freedom by putting an iron yoke upon Europe, and covering it with blood and battle-fields. [Francis Lloyd, "St. James's Magazine," January 1842]
Acquisition by a government of other governments or territories, or of economic or cultural power over other nations or territories, often by force. Colonialism is a form of imperialism.