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K-Sue Park

Who Are the Insurgents and Counterinsurgents?

[Buildings from a nineteenth century homestead in Virginia City, Montana. Author's personal photo collection.]

We should not be surprised that the United States will not condemn Israel’s violence, or that it describes such activities as merely a defensive response to indigenous “terrorism” and insurgent forces. Below, I describe how early US history and the nation’s construction of its own political legitimacy compel this stance. As in Israel now, in America, the nation’s origins in colonization by settlement has been suppressed. Further, this suppression has been achieved by ...

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K-Sue Park


K-Sue Park is a Ph.D Candidate in the Rhetoric Department at the University of California - Berkeley and a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. Her work focuses on the historical relationship between laws of immigration and Indian Affairs in the United States.