Versailles at 100

By |2018-12-31T12:59:10-05:00January 1st, 2019|

The Great War, in Woodrow Wilson’s view, had to become precisely what the delegates to the Congress of Vienna feared: a moral crusade, an instrument of social and political revolution… For American president Woodrow Wilson, the First World War was the “war to end all wars” by making “the world safe for democracy,” not [...]

The United States as World Savior: Costs & Consequences

By |2017-06-04T15:14:20-05:00June 4th, 2017|

U.S. foreign policy needs to be put back into a constitutional framework, even at a time of grave threats to national security and to American lives and property… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Richard Gamble as he examines President Woodrow Wilson’s approach to foreign affairs compared with that [...]

Robert Nisbet vs. The State

By |2017-03-10T11:32:31-05:00February 14th, 2017|

Because we Americans have become so infatuated with the power and person of the presidency, we have forgotten our republican duty to promote our sovereignty in legislative bodies… If you were interested in finding the single harshest and yet reasoned critic of the twentieth-century nation-state, you would not, strangely enough, turn to a libertarian. [...]

Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Jefferson, & the Will to Ignorance

By |2016-01-11T07:52:01-05:00December 7th, 2015|

The crybullies currently raging through American campuses collecting scalps (oops! microaggression) have set their sights on dead villains as well as live ones. The motivation is the same, of course, to harness the resentment they have learned in school as a tool of self-aggrandizement in power, influence, and cheap pride. This will not end [...]

The Radicalism of Woodrow Wilson’s Racism

By |2015-09-15T00:02:51-05:00September 15th, 2015|

Not very many people have had the courage to object to the trend among Democratic Party activists to erase the names of former heroes like Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from official events on account of their views (and practices) regarding race. Rejection of our ancestors because of their failure to achieve perfection is, [...]

“A War of Righteousness”: The Disillusionment of Ernest Hemingway

By |2014-11-17T00:45:58-05:00November 17th, 2014|

When the United States entered World War I in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson breathed a sigh of relief. A passionate progressive and Presbyterian elder committed to using the United States to change the world, Wilson confidently told Congress that American involvement and a potential victory of the Entente (Britain, France, and Russia) would make [...]

Behind the Sinking of the Lusitania

By |2014-09-10T17:52:09-05:00September 10th, 2014|

About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced—and some have been proved correct. When James K. Polk got his declaration of war as Mexico had “shed American blood upon the American soil,” Rep. Abraham Lincoln demanded to know the exact spot where it had happened. And did the [...]

The United States as World Savior: Costs and Consequences

By |2017-05-31T17:35:35-05:00August 3rd, 2012|Tags: |

On December 4, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson sailed to the Paris Peace Conference aboard the U.S.S. George Washington, a passenger liner seized from Germany at the start of the war. Having promised to “make the world itself at last free” and having waged “the culminating and final war for human liberty,”[1] Wilson strode ashore [...]

Paul Elmer More on Woodrow Wilson

By |2016-11-26T09:52:24-05:00August 10th, 2011|

Paul Elmer More “I have disliked various politicians, Roosevelt for instance; but I have never felt towards any other man, not even Bryan, as I do towards Wilson. He has certain qualities which appeal to the intelligence of men otherwise clear-sighted and straightforward, and as a consequence he seems to have corrupted the [...]