New Outlook Volume 82

New Outlook Volume 82

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...was practically forced upon us by the peculiar conditions existing in those countries. Similarly, we possess a few rather inferior consular premises. Let us see what other countries do--countries which place importance on foreign policy and its corollary, foreign commerce, as, for example, Germany and Great Britain. In every capital, in every port or commercial center, they aim to have the eye met by an embassy or legation or a consulate--substantial, permanent, and architecturally good--which stands in a foreign land as a reminder of the dignity, the strength, and the enterprise of the country whose flag flies over it. And then one finds (if, indeed, one can succeed in finding them) the American embassy or legation, shabby or creditable, according to the purse and generosity of the representative, and the consulate sometimes a dusty second floor in some back street. Is this what the American people want? I have outlined a number of points for a reorganization which I believe would be entirely practical and feasible, and would vastly ameliorate the service. There are many minor reforms which can hardly be taken up with any enthusiasm while the service is left in its present unsettled condition. A number of Senators and Representatives have done hard work and have introduced hills which it was hoped would place the service on a sound footing. But the ideal foreign service for which the way is now open needs for its accomplishment the support of an active, not passive, public opinion; and it needs the cooperation of the Senators and Representatives interested with the President and the Secretary of State, and with some of those who have studied the service from within. The foreign services of all countries must be studied and examined. What...show more

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  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954491
  • 9781236954497