Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Bully's Pulpit

Ronald J. Pestritto reviews Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition by Jean M. Yarbrough at the Claremont Review of Books
"Far from being a 'middle way' between the founders and the Progressivism of Woodrow Wilson, as Tulis argued [Jeffrey Tulis in The Rhetorical Presidency (1987)], T.R.'s words and deeds put him squarely in the latter camp. In fact, when Wilson penned his famous vision for the modern presidency in Constitutional Government in the United States (1908), he was clearly inspired by then President Roosevelt's example."