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‘Madam, If Every Mother Talked That Way . . .’

In Impromptus today, I write about a new book about Arthur Vandenberg, the longtime senator from Michigan: leader of the isolationists before the war, and a leading internationalist after. The book is by Hendrik Meijer of Vandenberg’s hometown, Grand Rapids (also the hometown of Gerald R. Ford). Early in his book, Meijer tells a story about Theodore Roosevelt, whom Vandenberg greatly admired.
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