The great adventure of Panama: wherein are exposed its relation to the Great War and also the luminous traces of the German conspiracies against France and the United States Report as inadecuate




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98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds

The purpose of this present book is to show that the German invasion was not limited to the United States, that the Boche insidious conspiracies are and were always built up in all the countries of the earth; that in these conspiracies a constant use is made of the internal strifes about purely domestic affairs in order to prepare the ways of German military aggressions.

Tipo de documento: Libro - Book

Palabras clave: Boche conspiracies, Panama Canal, Canal de Panamá, Historia de Colombia, Siglo XX, Historia política

Temática: 9 Geografía e Historia - History and geography 98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds





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CHAPTER VIII American Conqress between Panama and Nicaragua THE battlefield was transferred during the first half of 190~ to Congress.
It had left the domain of the Isthmian Canal Commission, otherwise called the Walker Commission from its presidents name. Thanks to Morrison and to Burr the cause of Panama had won before the Commission and that route had been unanimously recommended. It may be recalled that when the Commission was formed, not one of its members had ever dreamed of Panama even as of a remote possibility.
The same transformation was to take place, in spite of all probabilities, in the Senate and later on in the House before the end of the session of 190~. After many weeks of examination of the problem by the Senatorial Commission on Inter-oceanic Canals the public debate was opened. As I have said already, the article of the New York Herald, which I have reproduced in a previI 1040 The Great Adventure of Panama 105 ous chapter, exactly expressed the state of public • • OpInIOn. The cause of Panama was doomed if I could not demonstrate to the Senate that the question of money was not the only one that was to be invoked against Nicaragua. To offset her enviable privilege of being the half-century-old choice of the American people there were infinitely more powerful arguments.
They were of two kinds. The first kind bore on the purely technical details such as: number of locks, length of sections of difficult navigation, sharpness of curves, etc. Napoleon said that a small sketch is better than a large report.
Never was this wise dictum more usefully put into application. Demonstration of the superiority of Panama by speeches or by reports was impossible.
In a political assembly nobody listens to a technical speech, nobody reads a technical report.
So I distributed to every senator a pamphlet wherein fourteen decisive arguments were advanced and of which thirteen were accompanied by a diagram; there was one diagram for each page. One minute ...






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