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The Spectator at war: Commercial interference

From ‘The British Reply and American Comments’, The Spectator, 16 January 1915:

We have not the slightest desire to punish American commerce or any neutral commerce. Our whole object is to destroy our enemies, and it is only so far as American commerce interferes with that object that we interfere with American commerce.

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