Blind politicians were no doubt incapable of seeing then that
the United. States could never_ again retire within her hard shell of isolation, but most thinking einiericans saw the truth plainly enough, Chief among them was Mr. Roosevelt, who declared the inevitability of a policy which he put into practice when he became President. The United States has never relaxed her policy of penetration throughout the continent and the _islands of the New World. The American-concessionaires are everywhere, and wherever they may be their property and their lives are in the keeping of the United States. This is only right ; were it not so American citizenship would be a valueless possession in comparison with that of ancient Rome or of modern Britain.