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 The Wittenberg Door Whose Nostalgia? Which Liberalism? Reflections on “Faith and Democracy in America” The Stump Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Politics Short Port William, Front Porches, and Mobility The Stump Can Beauty Bring Us Together? The Stump When In Gotham . . . Short Sabbath, Membership, and Monopolies 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.