Monday, October 08, 2012

Today -100: October 8, 1912: Their thought is not our thought

Woodrow Wilson keeps saying that US Steel is behind the Bull Moose Party. In defining the difference between himself and Roosevelt, he has been emphasizing their policies on trusts.

(Update: challenged by Roosevelt to prove it, Wilson says the next day that he didn’t mean financially. “What I meant was that they are supporting him with their thought, and their thought is not our thought.” And that the kind of “control” TR wants to exercise over monopolies is the kind of control US Steel wants.)

In Nicaragua, three American marines and sailors are killed by what the NYT calls “an irresponsible mob,” when all they were doing was invading and occupying the town of Leon. The marines kill 50 townfolk in return, as was the custom.

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