The Monthly Review Press edition of Jonah Raskin’s The Mythology of Imperialism reminds me just how daring and bold this book was when it was first published. It is still new and timely. It ought to be read now by everyone eager to study and to learn about the idols of empire. Raskin’s new introduction and new afterword add significant insights about the literature of imperialism.
—Bram Dijsktra, professor emeritus of American comparative literature, the University of California at San Diego, and the author of Evil Sisters and Idols of Perversity.