You can blame everything on Woodrow Wilson. Princetonians have a special responsibility to blame this president, one of the worst. Before Wilson, presidents would go to war for material things. After him, they would go to war for ideologies. That could only come from a man who thought he was Jesus Christ -- that is, when he didn't think he was just a plain sinner in the hands of his awfully angry God. William Bullitt, with a little help from Uncle Sigmund, got it all right in his book around 1930. Much ridiculed, it still tells us more about Wilson than scores of craven historians and politicians.
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