“Looking for a Fight: A New History of the Philippine-American War”, The New York Times
February 21, 2012

Read this beautifully worded indictment of American imperialism in this book review, it makes me think of Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places: “You have wasted 600 millions of treasure. You have sacrificed nearly 10,000 American lives — the flower of our youth. You have devastated provinces. You have slain uncounted thousands of the people you desire to benefit,” he said. “Your practical statesmanship has succeeded in converting a people who three years ago were ready to kiss the hem of the garment of the American and to welcome him as liberator . . . into sullen and irreconcilable enemies, possessed of a hatred which centuries cannot eradicate.”