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Quite late in the piece, in 1835, a group of New Zealand Maoris stole a couple of European sailing ships, got to the Chatham Islands, promptly ate most of the unarmed and unresisting pacifist Moriori and enslaved the rest.
One of the very few Moriori survivors recalled: “The Maoris commenced to kill us like sheep….[We] were terrified, fled to the bush, concealed ourselves in holes underground, and in any place to escape our enemies. It was of no avail; we were discovered and killed — men, women and children.”
A Maori explained: “We took possession in accordance with our customs and we caught all the people. Not one escaped.”
THE SCENERY IS magnificent and the people are the friendliest I have ever met.
Pity about the Air Force.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?