Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick of Banket – TR

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick of Banket.” Yes, it is true, and I do not know why the historians have left this very important, Dutch-inspired negotiation tactic out of the history textbooks.

So, while you have been taught that TR negotiated with other countries with the ever-present threat from a large military force, Teddy was actually just talking it out over some coffee and almond-filled, Dutch pastries.

Don’t believe me? Teddy won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his negotiation efforts and ending the Russo-Japanese war at (where else) the Hauge …in the Netherlands …where there is a TON of fresh banket for everyone. You can Google it and connect the dots for yourself.

To celebrate TR’s legacy, we are offering a new shirt with the ENTIRE quote. Help us set history straight, and let everyone know that banket makes everything better.


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