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Revisiting WWII

In some ways I was glad to see a front page article in the Reader on the Second World War [March 7]. In other ways I wasn’t. The first thing that caused me to blink a few times was the claim that “World War II came to America like an epidemic from overseas” and the […]

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A Pox on Rosenbaum

Once again your movie critic makes some terrible errors. In his review of Pocahontas [June 30], he talks about the “genocide” of Native Americans by Europeans and cites the massive decline in population between 1500 and 1550 among indigenous peoples as evidence. What he didn’t mention was that the big killer was disease–smallpox, in particular. […]