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 Nightstand From the Village Square to the Global Village—and Back? The Stump The Death of a Justice and the Hope of Magnanimous Statesmanship Short Book Exhibit, Bison, and Homeschooling Politics & Power Anti-Prophets of Doom: A Review of Michael Shellenberger’s Apocalypse Never The Nightstand Learning to Live a Second Life in Two Stories by John Berger and Wendell Berry Region & Place The Roots of an American Mover 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.