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Cultural Imperialism: ISF Monograph 6

About the Author

Robert   Cecil,   CMG,   MA   was   Chairman   of   the   Graduate   School   of Contemporary  European  Studies,  University  of  Reading  (1976-8),  and Chairman  of  the  Institute  for  Cultural  Research,  for  which  he  edited  an anthology,  The  King’s  Son  (Octagon  Press,  1980).  His  other  published works include Life in Edwardian England (1969), The Myth of the Master Race:  Rosenberg  and  Nazi  Ideology  (1972),  Hitler’s  Decision  to  Invade Russia (1975), A Divided Life: a biography of Donald Maclean (1988), and The Masks of Death: Changing Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century (1991).
This monograph is the text of a lecture delivered under the aegis of the
Institute for Cultural Research.

About the monographs

Founded in 1966, The Institute For Cultural Research brought together an eclectic group of individuals – from the sciences, the arts, business, government, and all manner of other disciplines.

Established under the leadership of the writer and thinker Idries Shah, ICR considered profound questions facing human society, seeking answers by tackling problems in new ways. Or rather, as Shah insisted – in an ancient way. Such systems were employed routinely by human civilisation, until recent divisions and sub-divisions disrupted well-honed methods of advancement and progression.

ICR’s Monographs were written by invitation of the board of trustees – ranging widely in subject from the importance of storytelling to secret societies in West Africa. An extraordinary cornucopia of published work, they form a unique resource in their own right, and are being made available by The Idries Shah Foundation.