The Life of Leonard Wood

The Life of Leonard Wood

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The Life of Leonard Wood

The Life of Leonard Wood

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Never since the Civil War have the American people been in greater need of strong and intelligent leadership than to-day. The period of reconstruction, about which we began to talk soon after we entered the late war, is now upon us with problems more complex and grave than any with which the nation has had to grapple since the days of the secession. The administration, which in the summer of 1914 commanded us to remain "neutral in thought" and two years later sought endorsement under the slogan that it had "kept us out of war," subsequently informed us that this world would be a different and a better one after it had been made "safe for democracy."

This is indeed a different world from that of a few years ago, but most of us are convinced that, whatever its faults, we at least live in the best part thereof. Behind that conviction, however, arises an apprehension, born of events during the past year, of impending attacks on the most cherished institutions of our republic. When law and order are defied, when the authority of the central . . .

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