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Monday, September 28, 2020

Robert Merry

Robert W. Merry, longtime Washington, D.C., journalist and publishing executive who now lives on Whidbey Island, is the author most recently of President McKinley:Architect of the American Century (Simon & Schuster). This essay first appeared in The American Conservative and is reprinted with permission.

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