Italy: The Central Problem of the Mediterranean

Italy: The Central Problem of the Mediterranean

Italy: The Central Problem of the Mediterranean

Italy: The Central Problem of the Mediterranean

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MY DEAR GARFIELD: It is my wish that these six lectures of mine on "The Central Problem of the Mediterranean" be dedicated to the Institute of Politics. The cordial hospitality accorded me in your admirable Institute of Politics has permitted me to expound before the vast public not only of Williamstown, but also of the United States of America, in a most objective manner, the serious problems which form part of the daily economic and civil life of my Mediterranean country -- a country which is rapidly giving proof to the world of its will for a greater spiritual and political growth.

If these lectures of mine have been successful in opening the eyes of some who, until now, have appeared blind regarding the great present reality of a nation which, struggling almost desperately with political, geographical, and natural difficulties, intends to become more prosperous and more respected than it has been in the past, these lectures will have answered your desire when you invited me to speak before the Institute, as well as my own wish to be able to serve not only the cause of my native land but that of world peace.

My sincerity in expounding the political and economic problems of New Italy has scandalized, perhaps, some timid souls among those who prefer, when studying international questions, to veil the real truth with the fog of their own personal aspirations. According to such people, political and economic as-

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