National Affairs: Political Notes: Apr. 7, 1923

A "special senate for foreign affairs" is what Frank A. Vanderlip, the New York banker, proposed in a speech on the Pacific Coast. Instability and ignorance are the faults for which Mr. Vanderlip blames our present system of conducting foreign relations — policies changing every four years, new and untrained amateurs saddled with the responsibilities of diplomacy. This is his proposal: A body of mature men, elected from the United States at large, for not less than ten years each; five members to change at each congressional election; half the body would...

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