May 14, 2018 The Boston Globe
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "Puerto Ricans never asked to become part of the United States, and Americans never truly wanted them. The two were united in a marriage that more resembled a kidnapping. Affection was forced and sporadic. Nothing like love ever developed. The contempt with which the US government has treated Puerto Rico in its hour of need reflects the failure of this union."