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Image: Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., May 23, 1908
Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., May 23, 1908
Theodore Roosevelt met Churchill in December 1900 while the brash young English politician was lecturing in the United States. Roosevelt did not become an admirer. In this 1908 letter Roosevelt says that Winston's father Randolph "was a rather cheap character," and that Winston "is a rather cheap character." He would later add that both father and son displayed "levity, lack of sobriety, lack of permanent principle, and an inordinate thirst for that cheap form of admiration which is given to notoriety."
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Facsimile of letterbook. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (49)

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