Howells on “The Philippine Problem”

“Yes, I think we should stop hostilities at once. Why not? I don’t see why we can’t order a truce, and then, when the President and his Commission have reported to Congress, let us make the Filipinos a final offer of a scheme of government, and abide by their acceptance or rejection of it.”

From the American writer William Dean Howells on the U.S. invasion of The Philippines, originally published on October 17th, 1899, in The New York Evening Post. Read the whole essay here at Jim Zwick’s archive of Anti-Imperialist essays from 1898-1935.

“The war in Iraq has become a costly trap from which the United States should extricate itself soon.”

From Stanley Hoffman’s essay “Out of Iraq” in the October 21st issue of the NYRB.