∞ Selective Empathy Prevents Us From Making Connections

Published under Mango Paper, Aug 1, 2022

If we Americans are appalled at the Russian killing of children, why don’t we teach to our own children the words of Gen. Jacob H. Smith, who ordered his soldiers to “kill everyone over 10” in the Philippine-American War? Or the 1864 Sand Creek massacre, when US Army troops massacred about 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho people, two-thirds of whom were women and children?

Great piece by Viet Thanh Nguyen.