Resurrecting Woodrow Wilson: A Christian Critique of Liberal Internationalism - ProvidenceRonald J. Pestritto is an American academic. He is the Graduate Dean and Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College , and the author of two books and the editor of five more. Pestritto graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor of arts degree in government in Pestritto was an assistant professor at Saint Vincent College from to He has been the dean of the Graduate School since , and he is also the Charles and Lucia Shipley chair in the American Constitution. Pestritto is the author two books.
Woodrow Wilson: The Rise of American Internationalism
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Thomas Woodrow Wilson December 28, — February 3, was an American statesman, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from to , and was the leading architect of the League of Nations. A member of the Democratic Party , Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the 34th governor of New Jersey before winning the presidential election. As president, he oversaw the passage of progressive legislative policies unparalleled until the New Deal in He also led the United States into World War I in , establishing an activist foreign policy known as " Wilsonianism. After earning a Ph. As governor of New Jersey from to , Wilson broke with party bosses and won the passage of several progressive reforms. His success in New Jersey gave him a national reputation as a progressive reformer, and he won the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
20 See Pestritto, Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism, – 34 Wilson, “Modern Democratic State,” in The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, 5: 76,
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By Matt Gobush on June 29, The setting was somber; the audience, anxious; the speaker, stern. Fittingly, he would do so not with the soaring rhetoric of his earlier call to arms, but with a subdued speech detailing his vision of a post-war peace, however distant it might have then appeared. On this occasion, Wilson chose to play the professor, not the preacher. He framed it with policies of open diplomacy, free trade, arms control, and national self-determination. In a sense, it baptized US foreign policy, infusing it with renewed moral clarity.