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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The Spanish-American war was a catalyst for American imperialism, rather than the result of it. Expansionism aside, America was isolationist through most of the Spanish occupation and the Cuban revolt. Even as diplomacy failed post-rebellion, military involvement was still simply limited to asset protection. Until the Maine. (Remember the Maine? :-)

    The Maine incident and America's subsequent military involvement is probably more telling of the newly-found muscle of the American media than anything. M