The Man in the Arena

March 27, 2019
Theodore Roosevelt
1910
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Richard Lee
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Tonight, I'll be reading the opening to the 1910 speech by Theodore Roosevelt entitled, "Citizenship in a Republic" at the Sorbonne in Paris. The speech is popularly known as "The Man in the Arena." To this day, someone who is heavily involved in a situation that requires courage, skill, or tenacity is sometimes referred to as "the man in the arena."