The Intercollegiate Socialist Volume 5

The Intercollegiate Socialist Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... the articipation of a few American banking ouses in that loan. Yet the negotiations were carried on in a semi-diplomatic manner. The American bankers asked for the approval of our government, an approval which necessarily would imply a pledge of protection. To the credit of President Wilson be it said that he discountenanced the move, although it is said to have been encouraged by the previous administration. Another cardinal principle of our foreign policy must be to discard all remnants and semblance of American imperialism. The acquisition of Porto Rico and particularly the Philippine Islands by our government was a most useless and senseless political adventure. These proud "outlying possessions" of ours are of no earthly benefit to the people of the United States, but are a standing menace to the peace and tranquility of the country. Porto Rico should be speedily given complete independence, and the Philippines should be resold at a bargain price if need be. And finally the Monroe Doctrine must be materially relaxed and ultimately altogether abandoned. I know the average American regards the doctrine with that superstitious reverence which attaches to all time-honored national traditions. But that reverence is only a superstition. The conditions which may have justified its promulgation in the days of President Monroe no longer 'exist. The slogan "America for the Americans" had a deep significance at a period when the western hemisphere was in the process of settlement. The true modern version of the slogan is: "Central and South American business for the capitalists of the United States." The Monroe Doctrine as it has gradually come to be interpreted implies an undemocratic and unwarrantable assumption of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630440
  • 9781236630445