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1921 Excerpt: ...particularly in reference to that controversy out
of which grew an action by the United States which crushed what was
one of the most promising organs of international cooperation in
the world, the Central American Court. Very few people know
anything about it at all. Why is it not known that because the
United States Government refused to permit the adjudication of a
dispute between it and some of the Central American states, because
it refused to permit this case to go to the Hague Tribunal, this
Central American Court, which was our own creation, has now
disappeared? It is not known because most of our politicians and
public men feel that Americans are such soft-heads that they must
be told always that we are pure and white and spotless, that we can
do no wrong, that no one can misinterpret our motives. It is this
"bunk" which keeps the American people from knowing the facts and
the truth about their own actions in reference to weak and backward
states. It is this lack of knowledge on the part of the American
people as to what we have actually done which prevents an informed
public opinion, demanding that it be undone. Let us continue our
excellent work in Cuba until that island republic can really stand
wholly alone. Let us continue our admirable work in the Philippines
until the Philippines can also stand wholly alone. In so doing we
shall strengthen the forces of liberalism everywhere. Then there is
Mexico. In one sense Mexico is not a backward people and in another
sense it is. Certainly it is a very rich but weak nation lying
alongside of a powerful nation. Let us continue towards Mexico our
policy of forbearance, followed, I hope soon, with a policy of
formal recognition and constructive helpfulness. If we continue to
help the Mexican peo...
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American Academy of Science
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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