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Goal is Nearest

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The White Man's Burden, Rudyard Kipling, 1899

What does the narrator predict will happen to the “white man” when “your goal is nearest"?

A

White men’s foolishness will wreck the goals set.

B

The imperialized will get angry and revolt violently.

C

The native people will become even more uncivilized.

D

Those being helped will unintentionally sabotage it.

E

White men will regress and become like the natives.