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Glinda J. Martin History 1302 Instructor Dr. Olivares April 06, 2016 Mark Twain, Returning Home, an article in New York World (1900) 1. Is Mark Twain for or against Imperialism? Well, I have formed views about that question. I am unsure if our people are for or against spreading themselves over the face of the globe. I should be sorry if they are for it, for I don't think that it is wise or a necessary development. 2. What are two aspects of U.S. Imperialism that Twain disagrees with (A). We have no more business in... any other country that is not ours. There is the case of the Philippines. I have tried hard, and yet I cannot for the life of me comprehend how we got
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Unformatted text preview: into that mess. Perhaps we could not have avoided it perhaps it was inevitable that we should come to be fighting the natives of those islands but. I cannot understand it and have never been able to get at the bottom of the origin of our resentment toward the natives. (B). We were to relieve them from Spanish rule to enable them to set up a government of their own, and we were to stand by and see that it got a fair trial 3. Does Twain think that the United States acting as a “protector” of certain nations is acceptable? Cite specific evidence from the text. I thought we should act as their protector not try to get them under our control....
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