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Dept. of Backhanded Compliments

3:35 PM, Jun 26, 2008 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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John Steele Gordon on Walter Nugent's Habits of Empire: "In all, 'Habits of Empire' is an excellent book as long as one ignores the historical claptrap of the postscript, which is an embarrassment to the author and publisher and an insult to the reader."