u. s.: Freedom of the Seas?

Had the President of the U. S. been in London last week instead of on the Pacific, Mr. Roosevelt might have scanned with peculiar interest his morning papers.

"Great historical importance," the London Daily Mail told its readers, "attaches to the President's warning [to U. S. citizens that they sail on Italian or Ethiopian ships at their own risk] which is tantamount to a definite abandonment of the policy which led the United States into two wars —in 1812 and 1917—the policy of insistence on freedom of the seas and the right...

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