Civilizing Ethiopia

Today's Maurin

The French believe that trade follows the flag.

So do the English, so do the Germans, so do the Japanese, so do the Italians.

Italy is in Ethopia for the same reason that the French are in Algeria, the English in India, the Japanese in Manchuria.

The Italians say thatthe Ethopians are not civilized.

The last war proves that Europeans are no more civilized than the Africans.

So Europeans ought to find a way to become civilized before thinking about the best way to civilize Africans.