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The twenty-one American RepubI ics at the I Jima Conference have passed resolutions which, taken together, amount tu a reaffirmation of international morality and high ideals of a somewhat vague character.
The Republics affirm that.;
Intervention of one State, in the domestic affairs of another is inadmissible; International differences should be solved peacefully;
Force can never be allowed in international affairs; Observance of contractual obligations is essential; Economic reconstruction is for the good of all nations.
Other resolutions in the same sense were also passed.
THE ONLY RESULT?
If such resolutions are the only result of the Lima Conference, it can be reckoned a failure from the point of view of the United States' attempt to form a " democratic" Pan-America under her leadership, and this is a point strongly urged by the Fascist and Nazi Press.
In this connection it may be remembered that the danger of lofty language and high ideals alone has already been pointed out to the United States by the semi-official Vatican newspaper, Osservatore Romano.
The latter, a. propos of a speech by Mr Cordell Hull calling for world co-operation. said in effect that the sentiment did him credit. but that it would he as well to come down to earth and formulate store ;lmited, but less impracticable schemes of detailed cooperation that could be put into immediate operation.
It is only fair to add that the resolutions seem to be a pretty fair summary of the Christian attitude to the principles of international morality.