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Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment

Trygve Throntveit

Abstract

For decades, Woodrow Wilson has been remembered as either a paternalistic liberal or reactionary conservative at home and as a naïve idealist or cynical imperialist abroad. He won two US elections by promising a deliberative democratic process that would ensure justice and political empowerment for all, yet under Wilson, Jim Crow persisted, interventions in Latin America increased, and a humiliating peace settlement was forced upon Germany. A generation after Wilson, stark inequalities and injustices still plagued the nation, myopic nationalism hindered its responsible engagement in world affa ... More

Keywords: Woodrow Wilson, inequality, injustice, myopic nationalism, democracy, global governance, peaceful change, diplomacy, policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226459875
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226460079.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trygve Throntveit, author
University of Minnesota