Oreo Book Club: The Imperial Cruise by James Brady

The Oreo Book Club met at the home of Lakshman Sehgal on Wednesday, November 16, to review The Imperial Cruise by James Brady. The book covered a period of Teddy Roosevelt’s Gun Boat diplomacy in the Pacific with the Philippines, Japan and Korea. His thesis was that Teddy was responsible for Japan
Bombing Pearl Harbor and everything else that went wrong in the Pacific area of nations. It was the consensus of the group that this was all pure nonsense and that the author had his own agenda for trashing Teddy. A comparison was drawn between the ideal of the white man as a figure to lord over everybody else and what the author accused Teddy of espousing and the current positions of Donald Trump of Trump Towers fame.
The next meeting will be in January 18, 2017 and will discuss the book The Fix—How Nations Survive in a World in Decline by Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine.
If you would like to attend our book review group contact Norton Schwartz at norlynne@cox.net.
—Norton Schwartz

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