A diligent and scholarly pastiche of TR’s voluminous historical reflections.
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With all his informed and immoderate opinions, it is hard to imagine how TR was a capable president, but he was, in a time of peace when the United States was unchallenged in its hemisphere and not overly active outside it. And he did have extraordinary insights at times: “If Russia chooses to resist the growth of liberalism…she will sometime experience a red terror which will make the French Revolution pale.”
As to Japan, “Sooner or later they will try to bolster up their power by another war…we have what they want most: the Philippines… our heel of Achilles…. (Now) combatants endeavor to strike a crippling blow before the actual declaration of war. I have urged as strongly as I know how the immediate building of impregnable fortifications to protect Pearl Harbor.”
Theodore Roosevelt was a brilliant, erratic, and partly mad figure, and extremely interesting for all that, as this book very clearly and readably portrays.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online