Review: “Blood on their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific” – David Robie

David Robie’s “Blood on their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific” is a comprehensive and outstanding work on the struggles of the peoples of the South Pacific against colonialism and for the right to self-determination. No other work on the South Pacific compares in the amount detail and information contained in Robie’s book, not even Andre Vltchek’s “Oceania: Neocolonialism, Nukes and Bones”. “Although most … Continue reading Review: “Blood on their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific” – David Robie

(OLDIE!) Review: “Fiji: Race and Politics in an Island State” – Michael C. Howard

(This is an OLDIE – an old review from years ago! My views and opinions might have changed since then.) Michael Howard’s “Fiji: Race and Politics in an Island State” provides interesting insight into Fijian and Pacific politics, despite its liberal weaknesses. Fiji, the author argues, is no democratic and racial paradise but rather is an extremely divided country, a fact that the country’s repeated … Continue reading (OLDIE!) Review: “Fiji: Race and Politics in an Island State” – Michael C. Howard