The Corner

Reconsider Wilson

From my most recent NRO article, on the lessons of Woodrow Wilson for foreign policy: “He was the first person to inspire the masses of the world with the vision of enduring peace and with the elevation of international law to a serious level of international deference and enforcement. Of course, it didn’t work, Wilson was a tragedy, and his presidency ended in disaster, failure, and premature incapacitation; but his achievement was durable, even if it required the horrors of World War II and the atrocities of Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, and some other countries to sell aspects of the Wilsonian message to Americans and many other peoples.”

Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.