A Minority Refuses

"American foreign policy is determined not by him [the President] and two-thirds of the Senate but by one-third of the Senate, which will withhold its consent. . . . It is the fact that one-third may veto and go unscathed—unless perchance the issue should be a stupendous one—that directly invites the Senate to substitute its anfractuosities for the executive's desires."*

This fact was clearly illustrated last week, when a one-third minority refused to ratify the-Lausanne Treaty between the U. S. and Turkey. The vote was 50...

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