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... nothing like the violence in Africa that occurred after 1870, when the colonization cancer metastasized from coastal enclaves for most of the continent into the main centers of population. While Pax Americana has no difficulty matching the brutality of the Congo Free State of Leopold II, Europeans between 1815 and 1870 did not have the capacity to inflict that kind cruelty on that scale, and likely only because they did not have the means, did not.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Apr 30th, 2012 at 01:24:48 PM EST
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