Published on June 24 2006
Josiah Strong from "Our Country" in 1885, on the subject of American Expansionism and Imperialism...
Then this race of unequaled energy, with all the majesty of numbers and the might of wealth behind it--the representative, let us hope, of the largest liberty, the purest Christianity, the highest civilization--having developed peculiarly aggressive traits calculated to impress its institutions upon mankind, will spread itself over the earth. If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the result of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest"?Well, I guess if you're going to get it wrong, you might as well get it really REALLY wrong.