Skip to comments.Conrad Black: What would Woodrow Wilson say?
Posted on 01/05/2014 9:08:24 AM PST by rickmichaels
Woodrow Wilson is widely disparaged as an ineffectual dreamer. But as A. Scott Bergs newly published biography of the 28th President of the United States (excerpted recently on these pages) makes clear, Wilson was in fact an exceptional leader. He founded the Federal Reserve, enacted the Clayton Antitrust Act, reduced tariffs, and tried admirably to veto the lunacy of Prohibition. He is rivaled only by Thomas Jefferson, and perhaps John Quincy Adams, as the greatest intellect ever to occupy the White House. He composed his own speeches and delivered them ex tempore often with overpowering eloquence.
More important, Wilson was the greatest prophet of the Twentieth Century, in many ways surpassing and even presaging Gandhi and Mandela: He was the first person to inspire the masses of the world with the vision of enduring peace, and of the acceptance and imposition of international law and of postcolonial institutions indicative of the equal rights of all nationalities and the common interest of all peoples.
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Felon Black pimping progressive Wilson.
Where’s the barf alert ? Wilson was a monster and begat the modern-day leftist Democrat menace.
Many of the tactics used by the nazis were modeled on Wilsonian progressivism.
...because slacker Obama simply isn’t measuring up as a champion Fabian.
You’ll die laughing at this epic spew.
I was noticing that on the west side of Detroit runs Woodrow Wilson Boulevard. Does anyone not see the irony of having such a street named for one of the greatest anti-Black racists running through almost uniformally Black neighborhoods ?
I guess this author forgot the part about re-segregation of the military by Wilson.
Sorry for the rant, but you gave me a good opportunity to present my opinion. Cheers.
Wilsons policies and those of the league of nations directly contributed to the european strife and culminated in WWII.
Yeah. That whole League of Nations thing worked out real well following the "War to End All Wars". *Sheesh*!
The Federal Reserve, the Income Tax and the 1st World War - what a legacy !
I sent one of the inner city pastors I know in Detroit a copy of “Coolidge” for Christmas along with some select quotes from Coolidge on race, rights, and freedom. He sent me an email the other day to tell me that last Sunday’s sermon came right out of the book.
It was about those who speak of their good deeds endlessly vs those who quietly do good without fanfare and the rewards awaiting both men in eternity.
Then SEVEN MONTHS Later, "WAS AT WAR WITH GERMANY"
Another Proggisive Military Adventure that Got our Boys Killed and us on an International Scene that we didn't need to be on.
From the Civil War to the Spanish American War all the conflict we had was in the West with the Native Tribes.
Then after that you had The Philippines, Nicaragua, Haiti, World War One, etc etc
League of Nations. ‘Nuf said.
The love affair the left has with Wilson amazes me considering how he unilaterally federalized segregation.
"Damn, it's real hot down here."
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