A weekly reflection on a topical issue. John Gray argues that the idea that empire has had its day is one of the delusions of our age.
John Gray says the idea that empire has had its day is one of the delusions of our age.
Old empires, he says, are being replaced by new ones - in China, Russia and - he argues - in Europe.
He examines the idea of a European "empire of the good" - one that is liberal and democratic throughout.
Producer: Adele Armstrong.