Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of the American Empire

Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands.

That prospect thrilled some Americans and horrified others with the country’s best-known political and intellectual leaders taking sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Delve into each side’s arguments and appreciate how remarkably current they still are today.











When: Fri., Mar. 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $25
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Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands.

That prospect thrilled some Americans and horrified others with the country’s best-known political and intellectual leaders taking sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Delve into each side’s arguments and appreciate how remarkably current they still are today.

Buy tickets/get more info now