Saturday, May 7, 2011

"The Conquest of the United States by Spain"

Kevin Carson informs that "William Graham Sumner, during the Spanish-American War, gave a speech" of that title, whose "argument was that the United States, a nation formed in reaction against European global empires like Spain’s, had — by adopting expansionism and imperialism — been conquered by Spain in the field of ideas and policies despite defeating her on the battlefield" — The Defeat of the United States by al-Qaeda.

In linking to an article by Radley Balko titled Osama Won, Mr. Carson suggests that what was true then in 1898 is true now: "Despite its ostensible 'victory,' the United States experienced a moral defeat by abandoning everything it stood for and becoming what it hated."

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