William Howard Taft’s ‘Dollar Diplomacy’

Although William Howard Taft was Theodore Roosevelt’s hand-picked successor to the presidency, he was less inclined to use Roosevelt’s “big stick,” choosing instead to use the economic might of the United States to influence foreign affairs. Of key interest to Taft was the debt that several Central American nations still owed to various countries in[…]

Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘Big Stick’ Foreign Policy

Roosevelt believed that the United States had the right and the obligation to be the policeman of the hemisphere. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.26.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction While President McKinley ushered in the era of the American empire through military strength and economic coercion, his successor, Theodore Roosevelt, established a new foreign[…]

World War II Carpooling Propaganda

By Rachel Quednau / 10.08.2015 Among the many propaganda campaigns executed during World War II was this one, aimed at encouraging carpooling. Using a mix of scare tactics (“When you ride alone, you ride with Hitler”), sex appeal (“Swap riding–the new way to new friendships”), and patriotism (Uncle Sam wagging his finger), the campaign encouraged[…]

The Totalitarian Rule and Propaganda of Augustus

Looking to the writings of Duncan Kennedy and Hannah Arendt for further insight. By Dr. Elena Giusti Assistant Professor in Latin Literature and Language University of Warwick Abstract The allegedly old-fashioned debate over the pro- or anti-Augustanism of Augustan texts was superseded in 1992 by Duncan Kennedy’s ‘reflections’ over these terms of reference. Since then,[…]