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In Search of the Warrior-Statesman: The Critique of Laissez-Faire Capitalism by Brooks Adams and Theodore Roosevelt

Peter Kolozi

in Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166522
eISBN:
9780231544610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166522.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Brooks Adams and Theodore Roosevelt focus on how the pursuit of profit fosters class antagonisms and makes the nation soft and effeminate undermining national strength and unity. They believed in an ... More


Reforming the Anti-Intellectual Presidency

Elvin T. Lim

in The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342642
eISBN:
9780199851843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342642.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter proposes a corrective account of rhetorical leadership premised on pedagogy, rather than demagogy. It also provides these tentative thoughts as an invitation to start, rather than to ... More


The Changing Presidential Script: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Politics of Transition

Julia R. Azari

in Delivering the People's Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452246
eISBN:
9780801470264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452246.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines presidential mandate rhetoric during the institutional evolution and reform in the Progressive Era. Like Grover Cleveland and William McKinley before him, Theodore Roosevelt ... More


The Taft-Roosevelt Split, 1905–1912

Lewis L. Gould

in The Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199936625
eISBN:
9780190252700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199936625.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events leading up to the Republican National Convention in June 1912 when the party broke into competing factions supporting Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Taft and ... More


Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization

Peter Kolozi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166522
eISBN:
9780231544610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166522.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Few beliefs seem more fundamental to American conservatism than faith in the free market. Yet throughout American history, many of the major conservative intellectual and political figures have ... More


Thirst for Power and Self-Perpetuation, 1944–1946

Michael Bowen

in The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834855
eISBN:
9781469602752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869192_bowen.6
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter depicts the Republican Party in late 1944 as an organization in complete disarray. The Grand Old Party, the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, lost its way after the stock ... More


Individualism and Progressivism: Conceptual Underpinnings

George Klosko

in The Transformation of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The influence of strict laissez faire ideas in American politics around the turn of the twentieth century, and responses by thinkers in the Progressive movement, especially members of the Social ... More


Anti-Federalism & the Progressive Creative Destruction1

Elvin T. Lim

in The Lovers' Quarrel: The Two Foundings and American Political Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199812189
eISBN:
9780199382606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199812189.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Progressive era, which started from the 1890s and spanned the 1910s. One cannot make sense of this kaleidoscopic movement unless one incorporates the missing piece to ... More


Taming the Strenuous Life

Alexander Livingston

in Damn Great Empires!: William James and the Politics of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190237158
eISBN:
9780190237189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237158.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter examines the melancholia that came to affect republican conceptions of freedom in Gilded Age America. Like the reactive self-assertion James discussed in the register of metaphysics in ... More


America’s Settler Empire at the End of the Frontier

Paul Frymer

in Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, as the nation began to think of an overseas empire with the potential of going beyond the settler model. It first ... More


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