I had all my history wrong, but my son cooks heaven-scented sauces

Gary Wilson gary at wwpublish.com
Tue Nov 4 13:06:31 MST 2003


Louis Proyect wrote:
> Jeff Rubard wrote:
>
>> You'll have to clarify who "Mr. Walker" is in this context; I know a
>> Johnnie by reputation, and the president in question is Theodore
>> Roosevelt (who is adored, 'cause he was big and bad by US standards).
>
>
> That's a reference to an American named Thomas Walker, who made himself
> President of Nicaragua in 1856. He had come there originally on behalf
> of the USA and Great Britain, seeking to introduce slavery into the
> country. Thousands of Nicaraguans lost their lives in a finally
> successful attempt to get rid of him.
>

I think you mean William Walker.


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