Civilizing the barbarian

Les Schaffer godzilla at
Sat Nov 11 08:21:39 MST 2000

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actually, there is a scholarly article to the effect that the
exterminationist techniques of warfare that the English first tried out in
Ireland they later applied to American Indians. fab.

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Nicholas P. Canny, "The Ideology of English Colonization: From Ireland to
America", William and Mary Quarterly, Oct. 73:

We must bear in mind that of the group of adventurers who flocked to
Ireland many were widely travelled and some well read. There is evidence
that a few of the West Countrymen had fought on the Continent, even against
the Turks in Hungary, while others had visited the New World. [snip]

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