Saturday, October 7, 2017
On the Fact that President Taft Once Said About Teddy Roosevelt that the Dude Was "Obsessed with His Love of War and the Glory of it"
And Mr. Taft was of course right in that every component of Teddy Roosevelt's being was intertwined with war, empire, colonialism, jingoism, etc. (the fact that he championed U.S. wars with Spain and the Philippines, advocated the annexation of Hawaii with or without the consent of the governed, was one of the principal impetuses for the creation of the Anti-Imperialist League, etc.). Spot on, in fact.