Comments: Where did modern socialism begin?
Doesn't pass the laugh test. The first Indian Reservation is after the Civil War. The first socialist communes such as New Harmony and Oneida were well before the Civil War, and the Communist Manifesto was published in 1848. Of course, on this continent, and long before those instances there was the case of the Plymouth colony and its failed experiment. In Europe there were several notorious examples from the early years of the Reformation.
Now, as a tactic to control out of control tribes, it must be rated a success. The alternative would have been genocide. We should have used the reservation tactic in Afghanistan, but that would not have solved the problem that the war is with the Pakistani government. We will someday be forced to fall back on mass killing in the Hindu Kush to protect civilization from the savages.
Posted by Fat Man at June 11, 2012 11:05 AM
American Roots of Fascism
Posted by Scott M at June 11, 2012 12:59 PM