The Canal: Interim Notes

Burnham, James
November 1977
National Review;11/25/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 46, p1351
This article reflects on the new treaties regarding the Panama Canal that have been signed by the U.S. and Panama. A big debate has taken place over these treaties. The treaties are unsatisfactory from whatever side one looks at them. However, the treaties are the best the negotiators could have signed. The choice before the U.S. Senate is whether to ratify or not to ratify the treaties. These treaties offer no guarantee against future difficulties. That, however, is not sufficient logic for refusing to ratify them.


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