Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Good people, even back then

Edward Barlow wonders about the morality of colonialism -- in 1690:
But for nations to come and plant themselves in islands and countries by force, and build forts and raise laws, and force the people to customs against the true natures and people of the said places without their consent, how this will stand with the law of God and the religion we profess, let the world judge.
Marcus Rediker, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, p. 40

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