Thursday, January 03, 2008

Relive William Howard Taft’s Trip to the Far East

Here’s the NYT article. Go and see the exhibit if you can.

But “a pivotal time in America’s diplomatic past, a moment when the country was beginning to flex its imperialist muscles”? “Pivotal” I can understand, but hadn’t the U.S. mostly done its thing by then, with Spain, Mexico and the rest, including Hawaii? After that, I thought that it was mostly consolidation and defense, as the U.S. had now become a status quo power. Vaguely revisionist? It is the Arts & Design section.

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