Monday, December 07, 2009

Interesting NYT article on Theodore Roosevelt's stance on Imperial Japan.


  1. Hindsight is 20/20.

  2. The article definitely casts Teddy Roosevelt and the U.S. in a terrible light. But did the U.S. really "sell out" Korea, or was it just playing realpolitik? Japan no doubt would have taken over the peninsula anyway. Was the U.S. prepared to stand in Japan's way? Doubtful.

    Perhaps Teddy was just trying to prevent the rise of K-pop, 95 years in advance.

  3. Well, all he did was encourage the rise of J-pop, which influenced K-pop in the end. So fail.


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