In This Review

Colonial Policies of the United States
Colonial Policies of the United States
By Theodore Roosevelt
Doubleday, 1937, 204 pp

Colonel Roosevelt has served as Governor of Puerto Rico and as Governor-General of the Philippines. He is therefore in an unrivalled position to give us a sound critique of American colonial policy, and that is what he has done in this admirable little book. After surveying the expansion of the United States as a colonial power, he concludes that it is impossible for a democracy like ours properly to manage an empire.