January 26-27, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon is offered $1,000 a lecture for ten meetings by Getts, a lecture promoter, who came to lunch with his wife, the former Osa Johnson, widow of Martin Johnson the big game photographer. Quezon expressed himself as in favour of a balance of power in the Far East--that Japan should not be so..

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December 7, 1942

Today is the eve of the first anniversary of the Pacific war. The propaganda is exerting superhuman efforts to reeducate us, attempting in this way to achieve a double purpose. First, it presents America as a cause and author of this conflict. Roosevelt, with his uncontrolled imperialism, with his policy of enclosure against Japan, is..

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December 3, 1942

I was sent by President Quezon from Washington as a member of the Philippine delegation to the Eighth Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations at Mont Tremblant Lodge, Mont Tremblant, Province of Quebec. On the train, I shared a compartment with Resident Commissioner J. M. Elizalde and was vastly entertained by his account of..

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August 26 Wednesday 1942

Today in general was a depressing day due to heavy rains. I concentrated on studying the "Jesuit Code of Liberal Education" and "The new Deal" by Chase. The latter is a brain teaser in economics. He attacks very thoroughly the generally accepted principles of economics and centers his book around the need of collectiveism in..

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August 24, 1942

Quezon, whom I had not seen for nearly a month, looks well but complains that he cannot make any great effort; and that his blood pressure is still very high. He spends most of the day in a silk dressing wrapper. He was closeted in his room for some time with Carlos Romulo, whom he..

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July 14, 1942

Shoreham Hotel. I found Quezon in high spirits; he had an overhaul yesterday at the Walter Reed Hospital, where they found his heart, arteries, kidneys, etc., quite sound, and ascribe his blood pressure only to nervousness. He is now all enthusiasm for writing his book, and is at work six or eight hours a day..

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