THE PHILIPPINES: Assaulting the Eagle

At some point during every U.S. high school debate on colonialism in the past dozen years, an earnest youth has pointed with pride to the Philippine Republic and its unflagging loyalty toward its onetime occupiers. Last week the U.S. learned with a jolt that this comfortable conviction needed reexamination. From Manila U.S. Ambassador Charles ("Chip") Bohlen headed back to Washington to report on the Philippine government's increasingly vocal antagonism to the U.S. Two days later, in an ostentatious bit of tit for tat, the Philippines' Ambassador to Washington Carlos P. Romulo was...

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