By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, March 31, 2023
We should all applaud the Vatican, after almost six centuries, repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.
Exactly two centuries ago, the Doctrine of Discovery was put into U.S. law in the same year in which the Monroe Doctrine was created.
The Doctrine of Discovery is, in short, the idea that a European nation can claim any land not yet claimed by other European nations, regardless of what people already live there. It was put into U.S. law in 1823,