I see a lot of USA-bashing on Twitter and Reddit by Brits. And, yes, some of it is historically justifiable. But those same Brits are the ones who think of the British Empire as some kind of benevolent, peaceful arrangement.
There is a huge blind-spot in Britain about the horrors of their bloodsucking Empire. If, like me, you’re Indian and you ever speak up you’ll get, ‘BUT BUT – railways! Cricket!’
This historian fits perfectly into that white, English demographic. He’s just saying what deluded millions think. But for anyone who’s from a former colony, the Union flag will always be the Butcher’s Apron.