Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Letter from a Rough Rider veteran to Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt:
Dear Teddy, I came over here meaning to join the Boers, who I was told were Republicans fighting Monarchists; but when I got here I found the Boers talked Dutch while the British talked English, so I joined the latter.
(quoted in Andrew Roberts, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 at 18 (2007).)

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