A representative of a land once ruled over first by Spain and then by the U.S., Francisco A. Delgado, 74, white-haired delegate of the Philippines, knows something about colonialism. Last week in the U.N. he did some plain speaking about it:

We hold no brief for Western colo nial imperialism. We were a Spanish colony for nearly 400 Years? and we fared no worse and no better than the other 20-odd colonies of Spain during the heyday of its imperial glory . . The Americans came to the Philippines in 1898 in the course of the Spanish-American War. At the time, we...

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