Monday, June 26, 2006

Roosevelt's legacy shapes U.S. of today

Roosevelt's legacy shapes U.S. of today. The new issue of Time features Teddy Roosevelt on the cover. Teddy remains popular almost a century after he left office.

Here is a list of Teddy articles in this issue:

The War of 1912

The Police Commish

The Self-Made Man

The River of Doubt

Charging Into Fame

Birth Of A Superpower

How To Shrink The World

The Strenuous Life

Fighting the Fat Cats

Lessons from a Larger-than-Life President

From the site:

At home and abroad, he was the locomotive president, the man who drew his flourishing nation into the future.

Just short of a century after he left the White House, in 1909, the collective memory of Theodore Roosevelt's strength and intellect and charisma still lingers.

Today, when the Justice Department goes after Microsoft or Enron, when the Environmental Protection Agency adjusts mileage standards or the Fed tweaks the prime, somewhere his ghost is smiling.

He was the first president to urge wholeheartedly that the U.S. accept its role as a global power. The "imperial presidencies" that followed his, from Franklin Roosevelt to Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, all owe something to his example.

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