I prefer to go with George Kennan, who in the late 1950s when I was in the Ph.D. program in history delivered an anti-Woodrow Wilson address at the very Woodrow Wilson School.  His point was not about the racism of Wilson but Wilson’s disastrous role in the Versailles Peace Conference, where his naivete about democracy and the nation state eventually caused a certain Austrian low life, A. Hitler, to come to power in Germany and for a terrible six years in most of Europe.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.