Monday, July 30, 2012

The Mexican Nation

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811),
the leader of the Mexican War of Independence,
executed by the Spaniards on July 30, 1811

"A disinterested foreign rule is an impossibility. Yet the tutelage of nations is a necessity. The fee paid for this tuition is sometimes a nation’s daily bread. The Mexicans had to undergo a severe training under the Spaniards before they could undertake to manage their own affairs."
Iqbal, Stray Reflections (1910) 
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