Japan Unmasked

Japan Unmasked

Japan Unmasked

Japan Unmasked

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Some time before the outbreak of war in Europe in September, 1939, President Roosevelt excited the peoples of various nations with a declaration about the necessity for instituting a quarantine against aggressors. At another time there was lively and unseemly dispute as to whether he had actually said that the American frontier was on the Rhine.

Japan has been actively an aggressor nation since September, 1931, but unfortunately, up to the close of 1940 there has been no effective quarantine instituted against her. A quarantine is an active measure instituted to isolate and keep from outside contact a person or a community, and it is usually enforced when such a person or community has become a menace to the health or well-being of the rest of the community.

Wherever our frontiers in Europe may be today--the English Channel? the Pyrenees? the coast of Norway, Greece or Newfoundland?--it is certain that because no effective quarantine was instituted against Japan, the aggressor, we have today in the Far East a very perilous frontier in the South China Sea, the Sulu Sea and the Straits of Macassar.

It is astounding to review the rapidity with which our ideological frontier against Japan, the aggressor, has been shifted from the far north to an area lying close to and even south of the equator. And it is appalling to contemplate the extent and . . .

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