Friday, March 11, 2005

More TR: The Dissenting View

Chris Caldwell of The Weekly Standard considers TR "an egomaniacal weirdo who was as close to being a psycopath as anyone who ever occupied the Oval Office" in this Atlantic piece.

By any scale of values that have prevailed since the Second World War, Teddy Roosevelt is a wretched example of an American President. As a person, he was a repellent figure. Squeaky-voiced and insecure about his masculinity, he devoted much of his young adulthood to tormenting his wayward but considerably more athletic brother Elliott (Eleanor Roosevelt's father) with every means at his disposal.

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