Banana Republican

United Fruit Co.

Read the Wikipedia page on the United Fruit Company, with particular attention to the sections titled “History in Central America” and “Banana massacre.”

Now read this article about the United Fruit Company on (CHT Sheldon.)

You may notice a certain … incompleteness in the latter’s account.

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5 Responses to Banana Republican

  1. Noman May 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Do I still qualify as a libertarian if Reason makes me roll my eyes more than Z Magazine?

    • JOR May 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      There’s nothing more libertarian than feuding with other libertarians.

      • Roderick May 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

        Wrong! Feuding with other libertarians is only the third most libertarian thing. You are obviously a deviationist.

  2. Anonymous May 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    That sounds like a rhetorical question. Of course you are. 🙂

  3. Michael May 30, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Well, some commenters have made sure to point it out, for instance here:

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