In This Review
The Philippine Problem

The Philippine Problem

By Major William H. Anderson

Putnam, 1939, 338 pp.

The author, who went to the Philippines with the Army in 1898, has spent the last forty years there as a businessman. His viewpoint, different from that usual in books on the islands, is summarized in his description of American policy as a "hodgepodge of missionary ardor, altruistic motives, irresolute nationalism and corroding paternalism." This book would have profited from more careful editing and an index.