"Centralized state power
dedicated to private privilege and authority, and the rational
and organized use of savage violence, are two of the enduring
features of the European conquest. Others are the domestic colonization
by which the poor subsidize the rich, and the contempt for democracy
and freedom. Yet another enduring theme is the self-righteousness
in which plunder, slaughter, and oppression are clothed."
"History is written by
those who win and those who dominate."
Edward Said, literary critic
"The most ultimately righteous of
all wars is a war with savages."