Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Not That There’s Anything Wrong with Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing, Mind You

Go back far enough, and most sovereign states have their roots in genocide and ethnic cleansing. Heck, the whole “New” World would look very different today without them. Not that our “Japanese” hands are clean; the Emishi owned half of Honshu during much of the First Millennium (and I haven’t even mentioned the Ainu yet).

So when, why, and how does “history” become history, so that “history” no longer is “history,” but just history?

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