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February 23, 2007

It's A Good Thing We're So Good

Arthur Silber's "Dominion Over the World" series continues with part VII, "The Mythology of the 'Good Guy' American." Strangely, none of this stuff about the Philippines was in any of my history classes, and it never seems to be on TV. Hmmmm.

Posted at February 23, 2007 02:36 PM | TrackBack

RACEISM IS THE POLITICS OF AMERICA AND BIGOTRY HER SOUL. And as Teddy Roosevelt said about the Philippines, "We did it to the Indians and nobody seemed to mind".

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 23, 2007 09:24 PM

Yes, and irony of ironies, the Philippines now supplies us Michelle Malkin.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at February 23, 2007 09:51 PM

And (as everyone here already knows) the pathology isn't limited to the right. Liberals, even liberals who know better, often fall into the habit of talking about American ideals as though they were the reality, and that things like Abu Ghraib were the exception rather than the latest manifestation of typical American behavior in our wars against evil.

Posted by: Donald Johnson at February 24, 2007 10:28 AM