« AnteriorContinuar »
INDEX OF AUTHORS
BROWN, T. MACMILLAN. An Ancient Race Blending Region in the
NASMYTH, GEORGE W. The Universities and American Interna-
Pezet, FEDERICO A. Contrasts in the Development of Nationality
TREAT, Payson J. The New Indian Councils...
BLAKESLEE, GEORGE H., Editor. Latin America: Addresses Deliv-
THE JOURNAL OF
CONTRASTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONALITY IN THE ANGLO- AND LATIN
By Señor Don Federico A. Pezet, Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary from Peru
I have chosen as my subject, a question that is most important at this time, when there is a growing tendency to know better and understand the peoples of the LatinAmerican nations; to get closer to them by establishing bonds of friendship through commercial relations based on mutual respect and confidence, as is evidenced by this conference, and by the recent utterances of the President of the United States in his memorable declarations at Mobile.
In order to determine properly the relative positions and conditions of the two great groups of individuals that people this American world, north and south of the Rio Grande and Gulf of Mexico, we must first study the contrasts in the development of nationality in these two groups that, for expediency, I shall denominate or class as “Anglo-American," and "Latin-American."
No man can truly appreciate another, if he does not know him. No nation can feel friendship towards another if it does not know it. But to know, should imply understanding, without which there can be nothing in common, and understanding is an essential to draw individuals together, and so it is with nations.
International relations are necessary, they are cultivated for many reasons, but they do not necessarily mean friendship. Nations, like individuals, live on good terms with their neighbors because it behooves them to do so, but this
THE JOURNAL OF RACE DEVELOPMENT, VOL. 5, NO. 1, 1914