HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 12 no. 3 & 4 (1965)

THE HISTORY OF PHILIPPINE ACQUISITION: FOUNDATION FOR MISUNDERSTANDING

John L. Robinson

Discipline: History, Philippine History

 

Abstract:

Even a cursory review of public opinion in the Philippines reveals a disenchantment with the role of “America’s staunchest friend in the Orient.” This former colony situated in a most vital position in the flamable Far East, occupies a large part in plans and considerations in this seething area. Therefore, such dissatisfaction is indicative of the partial failure of America’s foreign policy in the many-islanded republic.