The Public; A Journal of Democracy Volume 12

The Public; A Journal of Democracy Volume 12

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: defend an alien, a yellow man, whose race at the moment has Incurred the hostility of a large part of the public? + + How th Filipinos Feel. Summary of leading-editorial in El Renacimiento (Manila, P. I.), March 1, 1909.--There is apparently an impression that there exists here an Ingratitude and hostility that nullifies the most unselfish labor for the moral, political and material regeneration of this country.... It should be remembered that this people accepted the new order of things, partly through force, and partly, also, because we understood that when peace should be established all our dearest aspirations were to be granted. Naturally, cherishing such a conviction, peace and legality appealed to everyone. Since then much has happened, for the most part disappointing, but at least illuminating as to the real state of affairs. Are we today any closer to its realization of the ideal that seemed so near ten years ago? More and more during this period our mentors have impressed upon us the necessity for a long and uncertain apprenticeship. While those who are the masters of the situation, who use the Philippines as a ladder for their personal ambitions, affirm that we have been allowed to progress too fast, the great body of thinking Filipinos are conscious only of the slowness of the process, and of the lndflnite postponement of their aspirations. Which of these two extremes is nearer the truth? The Philippine people, we are told, to silence our complaints, control the municipalities, --except the largest municipality of all, Manila, --they share in the provincial governments, in the legislature and judiciary, and even in the executive branch. This is partly true. But in really important questions, in the administration more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 55mm | 1,937g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908406
  • 9781236908407