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

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.”

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