Waiting for a Bull Moose

By |2021-01-29T12:56:51-06:00January 30th, 2021|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Politics, Presidency, Republicans, Teddy Roosevelt|

Now, as the architects of a potential realignment scramble to redraw their plans with Donald Trump scratched out, it is not surprising that attempts to revive Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy in the Republican party are abundant. If a Roosevelt-style shakeup really is expected—and it certainly would be welcome—just who would our “Bull Moose” be? With the [...]

We’re All Muckrakers Now

By |2020-10-20T16:37:31-05:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Information Age, Journalism, Modernity, Politics, Technology, Teddy Roosevelt, Truth|

Today, Theodore Roosevelt prompts us to ask the same question he raised over a century ago in his speech “The Man with the Muck-Rake”: How do we devote our attention to society’s problems without allowing them to devour us? Our survival in the Information Age hinges upon on our ability to address this problem. In [...]

“The Hour of Fate”: Theodore Roosevelt & American Capitalism

By |2020-07-05T13:18:12-05:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Books, Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Presidency, Teddy Roosevelt|

Theodore Roosevelt was the obvious victor in both of the “battles to transform American capitalism.” He refused to do the bidding of the coal operators and instead helped engineer a compromise. American capitalism was not so much transformed as tamed in the process. The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and the Battle to [...]

Needed: Churchmen of Courage

By |2019-10-13T23:01:25-05:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Europe, St. John Henry Newman, Teddy Roosevelt, Virtue, Winston Churchill|

Where there are bishops of moral vigor, there will be an abundance of young men willing to take up the call of service to the Church. Where the spirit is tepid and refreshes itself on the thin broth of a domesticated and politically correct Gospel, seminaries will be vacant… To have been the proverbial fly [...]

Man in the Arena: Citizenship In A Republic

By |2019-12-09T16:48:03-06:00August 24th, 2013|Categories: American Republic, Citizenship, History, Leadership, Presidency, Teddy Roosevelt|

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who [...]

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