TERRITORIES: Ink After Blood

Six weeks ago the hall of the House of Representatives in Manila was turned temporarily into an operating room. A doctor opened a vein in the arm of Gregorio Perfecto so that worthy delegate might sign his name to the new Philippine Constitution in his own warm blood. If a new Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands could not be founded by the sword, it was better, thought Delegate Perfecto, that it should be founded by the lancet than by the pen.

Last week six beige-colored gentlemen assembled in the White House offices to...

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