Communist Review

Book Review

Untitled Review of “The British Empire”

Source: The Communist Review, June 1922, Vol. 3, No. 2.
Publisher: Communist Party of Great Britain
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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The British Empire
By T. A. Jackson
Paper covers. Price 6d.
Communist Party, 16, King Street, London, W.C. 2.

HERE is a handy little book. It shows Jackson at his best. He is never more brilliant than when attacking the core of world reaction—the British Empire. Many unwieldly volumes have been written upon the overseas expansion of Britain, but not one of them contains the valuable information which Jackson, by some miracle, manages to compress into his brochure. If anyone wants to understand what the British imperialists are doing in Egypt, India, etc., he will find the information in the little work before us. The coming conflict in the Pacific among Britain, America and Japan is graphically described and the argument is reinforced by a splendid full page map drawn by J. F. H. To any Labour student who wants a handy little compilation on international criminology this is the ideal booklet for his shelf. The type is good and the price is only sixpence.