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Welles Warns Latin American Nations Against Race Hatred

Echoing President Roosevelt’s condemnation of the dispersion of the persecuted throughout the world, undersecretary of state summer Welles, in an NBC broadcast to South America on Sunday night, warned that the doctrine of hatred was threatening civilization.

“At this epoch in the history of the world, the doctrine of hatred is threatening civilization,” Mr. Welles declared. “You can see it extending its influence month by month, day by day, as its shadow darkens more and more of the face of the earth.

“How can there be peace, as the president said recently, if the reign of law is to be replaced by the current sanctification of sheer force; if national policies adopt as a deliberate instrument the dispersion all over the world of millions of helpless and persecuted wanderers with no place to lay their heads, if men and women are not free to think their own thoughts, to express their own feelings, to worship God?”