At the time, Roosevelt believed that war was good for the country and that an overly civilized people could benefit by unleashing man's inner raging wolf that lay repressed. He believed that so strongly that the aspiring politician took the ultimate risk and went to the battlefront himself as commander of his Rough Riders. He takes pride in his wounds and derives his ultimate satisfaction in directly killing an enemy soldier. If you believe that America's reasons for fighting this war were out of an altruistic desire to free the rebels, then "The War Lovers" provides an eye opening and balanced counterpoint.
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