We rarely discuss the fact that there are places in the world
that are actual U.S. colonies. Still less do we consider whether we
are complying with our international obligations to respect the right
of self-determination for colonized peoples, and if we are not, what
we could do to change that.
A small corrective is being offered as part of Asian Pacific Heritage
Month by PBS, which is webcasting Vanessa Warheit’s documentary, “The
Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands” until next Sunday,