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I have to say the whole time I kept wondering about why the Native American issue is never addressed. Is it just too complicated? Is that like opening a can of worms that has no way of closing again? My reaction to the settling of the West thing was the same as yours.

Ernesto Priego

Same here, but I also focused on the usage of "sweatshops". I suppose reminding Americans that the jeans and trainers they wear -and the oranges and apples they eat- are most of them the result of near-forced labor inside and outside the USA's borders would also be a bit too much truth to bear...

John Bloomberg-Rissman

E: Re: sweatshops: Obama wouldn't have said “Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched …” if he gave a damn about exploitation of labor ...

L: not only was the issue of native americans untouched, but when Kathy (tongue a little in cheek) said to me during the Williams/Copland piece, "why, it's like a regular little U.N. up there," I said, "oh, yeah, where are the latin americans, where are the arab americans??" she said, "come on, don't be ridiculous."


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