Interview with President McKinley

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President McKinley’s beliefs on Filipino insurgencies are eerily emblematic of present-day strategies and theories. In this excerpt of an interview, McKinley states that the Americans need to educate, civilize, and Christianize the Filipinos. He says this while completely ignoring the history and culture of the Philippines, this later seen in Vietnam and Iraq. Also, his emphasis on Christianity is characteristic of the War on Terror in that the terrorists in many cases are called Islamic terrorists or Radical Islamists.