“As scholars, we must work harder to illuminate the complex interconnections and complicities between them [that constitute contemporary imperialism], and bring those findings to the broadest possible public. And it is that very complexity that commands us to speak and write clearly and with all the specificity and evidence we can muster. If we do not, then the American [and Canadian] academy, that most sovereign of institutions, will have to admit that it has become nothing more and nothing less than a finishing school for new imperialists.” (Connelly, 2006, p. 33)
Matthew Connelly. (2006). The New Imperialists. In C. Calhoun, F. Cooper, & K. W. Moore (Eds.), Lessons of Empire: Imperial Histories and American Power (pp. 19-33). New York: The New Press.