H.L. Mencken did not like TR, but TR was too politically powerful and popular to openly oppose, so Mencken published a ‘vanity press’, just for his friends, that illuminates who TR was.
On one page was the text of a speech by TR, and opposite a page of the writings of Frederick Nietzsche, that Mencken had translated himself from the German. This clearly showed that TR had extensively plagiarized Nietzsche time and again, and by all appearances was a firm believer in Nietzsche’s philosophy.
“Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism, nihilism and postmodernism. The son of a minister, Nietzsche despised Christianity.”
Do you know where I might find anything about this ‘vanity press’?