the best of the world’s classics: in ten volumes, by henry cabot-lodge, 1909.

i found nine of the set at a used book shop last summer, but left them on the shelf, because of the missing volume. later, as i was leaving, i spied the tenth book on a table by the exit! i grabbed it, ran back to the classics room (this was a large, shop), all the while repeating, please still be there, please still be there. 

they were, i was thrilled, & i love them so.

Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, 1898

The public voice of the Immigration Restriction League, Lodge argued on behalf of literacy tests for incoming immigrants, appealing to fears that unskilled foreign labor was undermining the standard of living for American workers and that a mass influx of uneducated immigrants would result in social conflict and national decline. Lodge was alarmed that large numbers of immigrants, primarily from Eastern and Southern Europe, were flooding into industrial centers, where the poverty of their home countries was being perpetuated and crime rates were rapidly rising. Lodge observed that these immigrants were “people whom it is very difficult to assimilate and do not promise well for the standard of civilization in the United States.” He felt that the United States should temporarily shut out all further entries, particularly persons of low education or skill, in order to more efficiently assimilate the millions who had come. From 1907 to 1911, he served on the Dillingham Commission, a joint congressional committee established to study the era’s immigration patterns and make recommendations to Congress based on its findings. The Commission’s recommendations led to the Immigration Act of 1917. It should be remembered, however, that Lodge was no rampant xenophobe, remarking once that “It [the U.S. flag] is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the man whose people have been here many generations.”  In an address to The New England Society of Brooklyn:

"Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green. It is a pious and honorable duty. But let us have done with British-Americans and Irish-Americans and German-Americans, and so on, and all be Americans…If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description."

Non-Candidate Henry Cabot Lodge Wins the New Hampshire GOP Primary in 1964

A small group of supporters mounted an impressive write-in campaign for then-U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam, Henry Cabot Lodge, in the New Hampshire Republican Primary of 1964.

With 36 percent of the vote, Lodge, a former Senator from Massachusetts and Richard Nixon’s 1960 presidential campaign running mate, defeated frontrunner Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater (22 percent) and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller (21 percent) – both of whom spent a good deal of time and money campaigning up and down the state – without ever setting foot in New Hampshire. He learned of his win while on a flight to Saigon.

Though Lodge never declared his candidacy, he won two more primaries: Massachusetts and New Jersey. But Goldwater would go on to win the GOP nomination, only to lose in a landslide to incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson.

anonymous asked:

For that question about Henry Cabot Lodge biographies I was referring to TR's friend.

For a good history of Lodge’s battle against Woodrow Wilson and the League of Nations, I’d recommend Lodge’s own book, “The Senate and the League of Nations”, which was published in the 1920s.

I can’t recall a straightforward biography to suggest, but I would highly recommend “The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898” by Evan Thomas.

If one is of a certain conservative Republican political bent, the name Kennedy evokes the same kind of emotional response that Boston sports fans usually reserve for the likes of Lebron James and Alex Rodriquez: intense hostility and irrational hatred. Yet, 60 years ago, Republican Party conservatives played a decisive role in creating the very thing they have since come to gnash their teeth over, the Kennedy family political dynasty.


Edward M. House, known as “Colonel House” (though he never spent time in the military). Close friend and advisor to Wilson. Participated in the Paris Peace Conference. Broke with Wilson during the proceedings.

Henry Cabot Lodge. Republican Senator who led the opposition to ratification of the Versailles Treaty. Specifically, spoke out against the League of Nations. 

President Woodrow Wilson (served 1913-1921). 

League of Nations cartoons. The most famous is the last, Carey Orr, “Interrupting the Ceremony,” Chicago Tribune, 1918.

this is what happens when i’m doing key terms and running on far too little sleep: allow me to draw your attention to henry cabot lodge… if you can’t read it, it says under sig:

held our on agreeing to treaty, treaty died a painful death - lots of screaming

i hope the teacher doesn’t actually read any of these. one time i wrote “may the odds be ever in your favor” in one of the boxes and i don’t think she noticed