Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of the American Empire
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $25
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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