Posted by dhalgren718, Mon Oct-27-03 11:07 AM
... that was my point.
But I see what Nettrice is saying: the Treaty was probably the first formal, legalistic document endorsing colonial imperialism. In that regard, Europeans have a knack: justifying actions 'legally.', ie 'Jesus thinks this might be a good idea' or 'Darwin has this evolution thing on paper that kind of maybe implies Whites may be SCIENTIFICALLY better than everyone else, let's roll with that.'
yeah, the Mongols made European settlers look like gaping, spent vaginas. really.