A PAN-AMERICAN TRIANGLE FOR PEACE
AND now, having discussed both the base and the easterly side of our Triangle, we have to complete it by adding the westerly side, to insure us a continuing peace on the Pacific. Unless I am mistaken, this third side of the Triangle will prove much the easiest to construct of them all, for it only depends on our willingness to correct our own point of view in matters Far Eastern. That done, the situation will rapidly clarify of itself. Are we or are we not willing ourselves to act west of the Pacific as we require other Powers to act to the east of it? The Monroe Doctrine appeals to our reason as well as to our patriotism, because it says, "Stay at home and mind your own business." For nearly a century we have preached this to all the outside world in regard to this hemisphere and now we are finding that peace never can be assured on the Pacific until our sister nation Japan becomes convinced that what we preach on our shores of that ocean we are willing to practise on its Asian coasts.
A danger from without, from across either the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean, hanging over any republic