Quotation by Louis Filler

Taft represented a victory for everything that was least progressive in Roosevelt. The great love which bound the two men, as it has been described touchingly and at length by dozens of their friends and aides, contained scarcely a glimmer of common interest relating to reform. It had to do with social standing, political advancement, favors asked and favors given.... The essence of Roosevelt's conservatism was his dependence on party politics; of Taft's his adherence to the law. Roosevelt, that is to say, was a politician; his friend was a lawyer.
Louis Filler (b. 1912), U.S. historian, educator. Crusaders for American Liberalism: The Story of the Muckrakers, ch. 25, Harcourt Brace (1939).
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Help