Ways to be Wicked By Bill Kauffman - February 5, 2013 1 Reading Time : < 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print Via Reason, my review of Amy S. Greenberg’s A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico: http://reason.com/archives/2013/02/05/americas-war-with-mexico. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Philosophers & Saints Collectivism and Violence are One The Nightstand “Magically Turning White”: A Family Story of Slavery, Racism, and Redemption Politics & Power The Unreproducible Society Cultural Debris Michael Ward On C.S. Lewis and The Abolition of Man Short Grovestead Gathering The Nightstand Living In the Myth: A Review of Jason Stacy’s Spoon River America 1 COMMENT The southwest was sparsely populated, and predominantly with aboriginals who had scarcely more affinity with Mexicans than they did with Americans. The total population of Mexican criollos, mestizos and mission indians barely made it into five digits. (The population of Rochester, N.Y. was 14,000 at the time it was incorporated in 1833). To call that territory ‘Mexican’ is to give great weight to diplomatic fictions. Comments are closed.