The True Flag

Stephen Kinzer talked about his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, in which he recounts the… read more

The True Flag Stephen Kinzer talked about his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, in which he recounts the public debate over American foreign policy at the turn of the 20th century. In his book, the author reports that President Theodore Roosevelt along with his supporters, such as William Randolph Hearst and Henry Cabot Lodge, proposed imperial expansion, with their sights set on the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Roosevelt’s opposition, composed of public intellectuals and business leaders, such as Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, and Booker T. Washington, argued for restraint. close

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  • Dennis Fiori President Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Stephen Kinzer Visiting Professor Brown University->Watson Institute for International Studies
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Program ID:
421316-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Feb 12, 2017 | 6:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 19, 2017 | 3:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Feb 12, 2017 | 6:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 20, 2017 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 19, 2017 | 3:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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