decolonization / militat / politiku

Acolyte of Pain

There is currently a mini-movement underway in scholarship to whitewash the Spanish Jesuit conflict with the indigenous peoples of Guåhan and its sister islands, led by the modern-day Jesuit Francis Hezel. I first encountered Francis Hezel when he gave a presentation at the Marianas History Conference on “The Spanish-Chamorro Wars.”  His argument sought to minimize … Continue reading