Calvin Coolidge Says, January 27, 1931

December 30, 2020

Date: January 27, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that the prospect of India governing itself would be the greatest democratic achievement of the 21st century. (Original document available here) For generations the British have excelled in capacity to deal with foreign people. That is why in every quarter of the globe they have been pre-eminently […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 18, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 18, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge discusses the political unrest in India. While he is supportive of eventual Indian independence, his opinion is that India should only become independent once it is “unified, educated, and equipped for self-government.” He voices broad support for the British Empire in causing India to “progress along that […]

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