Ways to be Wicked By Bill Kauffman - February 5, 2013 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 The Nightstand Max Picard’s Silence Short On the Difficulty of Civic Friendship and Unity in an Angry Time Short Coffins, Books, and Haunted Nations The Nightstand Re-membering the Body: A Review of What It Means to Be Human The Nightstand “Seventy Years Ago”: A Review of Red Stilts by Ted Kooser The Nightstand More than a Step on the Boss Man’s Ladder 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.