by Ken Lawrence
Did William Randolph Hearst actually send a 1897 telegram to Frederic Remington with this directive?
by Ken Lawrence
The true story of William Randolph Hearst’s 1897 cable to Frederic Remington.
by William C. Kashatus
120 years ago this month newspapers put out a false story that led to the Spanish-American War.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Paul Kramer is an associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University and the author of “The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines” (University of North Carolina Press, 2006). He also wrote the article “The Water Cure,” which ran in the February 28, 2008, issue of the magazine.It was 1935, and the Guantánamo naval base had to go. So declared an American commission stocked with foreign-policy experts: the United States was pursuing less antagonistic relations with its southern neighbors, and an American base on Cuban soil, anchored by a lease without an end date, looked increasingly like an “anomaly.” Weren’t there enough defensible harbors on the United States’ own Gulf Coast, or on Puerto Rico? The commission wrote that the U.S. government should “seriously consider whether the retention of Guantánamo will not cost more in political misunderstanding than it is worth in military strategy.”
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