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 Stump The Promise of the Green New Deal Short Caretaking, Decadence, and Widow Places The Stump Being Present on the Porch The Stump And Then Begin Again With What Remains: A 10-Year FPR Retrospective The Stump Front Porch Republic at 10 The Stump The Original Front Porch 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.