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Are We to Spread the Christian Religion with the Bay-
onet Point, as Mahomet Spread Islamism with a
Imperialism-Its Dangers and Wrongs, by Samuel Gom-
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SPEECHES AND INTERVIEWS OF HON. W.J.
BRYAN ON IMPERIALISM.
INTERVENTION IN CUBA.
"Yes, the time for intervention has arrived. Humanity demands that we shall act. Cuba lies within sight of our shores and the sufferings of her people cannot be ignored unless we, as a nation, have become so engrossed in money making as to be indifferent to distress.
"Intervention may be accompanied by danger and expense, but existence cannot be separated from responsibility and responsibility sometimes leads a nation, as well as an individual, into danger. A neighbor must sometimes incur danger for a neighbor, and a friend for a friend.
“War is a terrible thing and cannot be defended except as a means to an end, and yet it is sometimes the only means by which a necessary end can be secured. The state punishes its own citizens by imprisonment and even death when counsel and persuasion fail. War is the final arbiter between nations when reason and diplomacy are of no avail.
"Spain might not resist intervention; it is to be hoped that she would recognize the right of the United States to act, and immediately withdraw from Cuba, but whether she resents intervention or not, the United States must perform a plain duty.
"Our own interests justify intervention. Spain has governed Cuba so badly as to excite continuous re