The Genius of Mexico: Lectures Delivered Before the Fifth Seminar in Mexico, 1930

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Hubert Clinton Herring, Katharine Terrill
Committee on cultural relations with Latin America, 1931 - Mexico - 334 pages

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Page 276 - All that this country desires is to see the neighboring countries stable, orderly, and prosperous. Any country whose people conduct themselves well can count upon our hearty friendship. If a nation shows that it knows how to act with reasonable efficiency and decency in social and political matters, if it keeps order and pays its obligations, it need fear no interference from the United States. Chronic wrongdoing, or an impotence which results in a general loosening of the ties of civilized society,...
Page 153 - I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Page 152 - Heaven and earth shall pass away ; but my word shall not pass away.
Page 136 - Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. But he that believeth not shall be condemned.
Page 310 - The American Republics . . . animated by the desire of preserving the peace and prosperity of the continent, for which it is indispensable that their mutual relations be based upon principles of justice and upon respect for law, solemnly declare as a fundamental concept of American international law that, without criticizing territorial acquisitions effected in the past, and without reference to existing controversies — " In the future territorial acquisitions obtained by means of war or under...
Page 310 - In the future territorial acquisitions obtained by means of war or under the menace of war or in presence of an armed force, to the detriment of any American Republic, shall not be lawful; and that Consequently territorial acquisitions effected in the future by these means can not be invoked as conferring title; and that Those obtained in the future by such means shall be considered null in fact and in law.
Page 47 - With the Revolution, our greatest force, we have discovered ourselves; analyzing the Revolution, we have understood our heterogeneity, our lack of unity; studying its causes, we have found at the base of our society a system of injustice and oppression; investigating its results, we have found a movement of integration, a desire for mutual understanding and a realization of better economic conditions for our lower classes.
Page 324 - ... the personal abuse of Catholics in that struggle. Every personal right of every Catholic was violated. They were held by the police, they had no legal protection, no protection whatever from the courts of Mexico. Often a Catholic was arrested and fined; and if he could not pay his fine he was sent to Islas Tres Marias, the Pacific Coast penal colony. It was a glorious moment for arbitrary robbing of Catholics in Mexico. They were jailed and mulcted of their properties without due process of law....
Page 136 - THE Catholic Church, that imperishable handiwork of our all-merciful God, has for her immediate and natural purpose the saving of souls and securing our happiness in heaven. Yet in regard to things temporal she is the source of benefits as manifold and great as if the chief end of her existence were to ensure the prospering of our earthly life.
Page 24 - And finally this may be understood as a general rule that nearly all the beautiful and curious works of every class of trades and arts that are now (1596) being carried forward in the Indies (at least in New Spain, or Mexico) are being done and finished by the Indians, because the Spanish masters of all these trades, wonderful to state, do nothing more than charge the Indians with the work, telling them how they wish it done, and the Indians proceed to do it in so perfect a manner that it Could not...

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