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Is the word "civilization," evoked by Bush in contemporary times, the direct genealogical descendant of the mission civilatrice evoked by his Anglo Saxon predecessors to justify their onslaught on the native inhabitants of the land they have chosen to settle and appropriate? Is the contemporary project by the current political elites of the US to "spread democracy in the Middle East" the same as and co-equal with the mission to civilize the "beast" in the lands where "beasts" wandered two centuries ago? If the ethno/race of the old mission was Anglo Saxon, what is its contemporary ethnic/race today? Does the election of Obama complicate this question?

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1 Geo. J.L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 111 (2009)