World Events

Authors

  • Scott Nearing

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-007-09-1956-01_7

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

Ten years ago, at the San Francisco conference which adopted the United Nations Charter, delegates engaged in a hot debate on the future of the colonial peoples. "Independence and self-determination," argued the spokesmen for the colonials. "Tutelage and trusteeship," insisted the representatives of the empires. These were the political slogans. Behind them and underneath them was the frantic drive of international Big Business to convert the natural resources, markets, and investment opportunities of Africa, Asia, and Latin America into super-profits for Western enterprises and investors. Like most debates, that at San Francisco between self-determination versus trusteeship ended with both parties standing their ground.

Published

1956-01-07

Issue

Section

World Events