American Ideal: Theodore Roosevelt's Search for American by Paul M. Rego

By Paul M. Rego

This e-book examines the political considered Theodore Roosevelt, particularly his ceaseless hope and energy to reconcile America's individualistic culture with the extra collectivistic beliefs of his revolutionary brethren. Many students and lay-people alike forged Roosevelt as both 'conservative' or 'liberal,' yet his political idea defies so easy an interpretation; it was once extra nuanced and had a bigger goal than mere ideology. a radical learn of Roosevelt's writings finds his conviction that the techniques of private autonomy and civic problem weren't collectively unique. in truth, Roosevelt argued that it was once as the ideas of self-reliance and private freedom have been vital that it used to be occasionally worthy for the complete group to take advantage of its collective power_and, now and again, the associations of the government_to allow participants to do what they can no longer do on my own. in addition, whereas Roosevelt endorsed and was once chargeable for a very good growth within the regulatory powers of the nationwide govt, he understood, not like many different innovative reformers, that inspirational rhetoric and optimistic instance should be nearly as good as institutional reform and the strength of legislations in compelling participants to help each other in a spirit of civic attachment. In his public writings, Roosevelt sought to form the yank brain in ways in which he idea right. Even his writings on nature, looking, ranching, and armed forces existence have been a part of his political inspiration in that they have been meant to coach americans in regards to the value of balancing these individualistic values which are fit and very important to a society (discipline, own accountability, and a powerful paintings ethic) with such optimistic collectivistic values as an appreciation for mutual aid and a priority for the great of the group.

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