National Affairs: Roosevelt on Wilhelm

Great was the friendship between the late great Theodore Roosevelt and Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, onetime (1912-18) British Ambassador to the U. S. Last fortnight were published letters to and from Sir Cecil, among them, illuminating dark spots in history, some 25,000 new words of Rooseveltiana.† Wrote President Roosevelt in 1905:

"I suppose it is natural that my English friends generally, from the King [Edward VII] down, should think I was under the influence of the Kaiser [Wilhelm II], but you ought to know better, old man. There is much that I admire about the...

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