Now, this is the road that White Men tread
When they go to clean a land-Iron underfoot and the vine overhead
And the deep on either hand.
We have trod that road-and a wet and windy road-
Our chosen star for guide.
Oh, well for the world when the White Men tread
Their highway side by side!
-Rudyard Kipling (cited in Said 1985, 226)
Who can deny that the use of gunpowder against pagans is the
burning of incense to our Lord.
-Oviedo, a governor of the settlement at Hispaniola (cited in Todorov 1984, 151)
In 1996, the following article appeared in Crosscurrents:
It was not until March 2, 1996, that the mystery surrounding Ly's murder ended. That day, police arrested Gunner Lindberg, age twenty-one, and Dominic Christopher, age seventeen, after discovering a letter that Lindberg had written to a former prison inmate in New Mexico. The letter contained graphic details about the murder, as well as the writer's apparent insolence about the whole incident. Sandwiched between birthday plans, news about a