National Affairs: The Scrimmage

Politics in this country is very like a game of football. The sport requires that there be a ball to boot about. In years gone by, the tariff and silver issues served the purpose —but they had their drawbacks, like all economic questions, for someone or other was sure to have his toes stepped on. Thereupon he realized quickly in what direction his interests lay.

The possibility of foreign policy as a football has only been realized to the full by politicians in recent years. A foreign...

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