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 Catastrophe, Technology, Limits, and Localism The Nightstand Social Isolation as the Fruit of Liberalism The Stump A Flexible Disposition Short Register for our Fall Conference The Nightstand The Formative Power of Metrics Short The Contemplative Life, Southern Writers, and a Tech Backlash 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.