Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most intriguing and complex Americans. Progressive and imperialist, conservationist of American lands and mad hunter of African animals, Theodore Roosevelt had enough complexes to create havoc abroad and ensure prosperity and pride at home. R.I.P., Theodore Roosevelt! You deserve America’s eternal gratitude for the national parks, but for the taking of the Philippines, not so much. See a book on his exploits here.
The martial arts of chess and arnis saved the day. The great chronicler of the Balangiga incident, Professor Rolando Borrinaga, credits the Chief’s twin obsessions, the intellectual arts of chess and arnis, with the chess moves of the townspeople’s actions and the martial arts stealth of their cunning plot. Kudos and bravo to you, Professor Rolando Borrinaga, for your own scholarly wizardry! History salutes you!