Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Century Later, It's Truer Still

'There is no good reason why we should fear the future, but there is every reason why we should face it seriously, neither hiding from ourselves the gravity of the problems before us or fearing to approach these problems with the unbending, unflinching purpose to solve them aright.'
--Teddy Roosevelt, from his 1905 Presidential Inaugural Address


At 8:11 PM, Blogger The Full Cleveland said...

Teddy sounds like Nortech's Chris Varley. ~Jim

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Jeff Hess said...

Shalom John,

Teddy is one of my personal heroes. Did you ever read Exuberance by Kay Redfield Jamison? She uses Roosevelt as her primary exampnle of an exuberant personality. Great read.



At 9:49 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Jeff. I'll be sure to check out that book. And you're right--TR is endlessly fascinating as both a man and a president, second only to Lincoln in that regard. And I think a pretty close second. George W. Bush probably comes in a close third, no? But he's of course interesting in an entirely different way than these great men...


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