In the 1570s, the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne wrote his famed essay "On Cannibals," which concerned the inhabitants of the newly discovered Brazil. Having heard and studied a variety of reports, Montaigne concluded, "I do not believe that there is anything barbarous or savage about them, except that we all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits." He added that his fellow Europeans "surpass them in every kind of barbarity." Sadly, the American soldiers... More >>>