[lbo-talk] Platypus: what we are, what we do, and why

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Apr 9 13:38:30 PDT 2010

On Apr 9, 2010, at 4:20 PM, Joseph Catron wrote:

> I find those opposing the occupations (because of all the predictable
> anti-imperialist boilerplate) while supporting Reconstruction to be
> rather
> silly. There may be some intelligent left distinction between the
> three
> scenarios, but I have yet to see it and cannot imagine what it might
> be

Well, as I keep saying, there's a difference between reintegrating a portion of one's country that lost a civil war and occupying a foreign country. That aside, as occupations go, U.S. control of Japan and Germany wasn't very brutal. It's not something I'd waste a lot of words on, for sure.

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