A close look at Woodrow Wilson’s political thought and international diplomacy
In the widely acclaimed To End All Wars, Thomas Knock provides an intriguing, often provocative narrative of Woodrow Wilson’s epic quest for a new world order. This book follows Wilson’s thought and diplomacy from his policy toward revolutionary Mexico, through his dramatic call for “Peace without Victory” in World War I, to the Senate’s rejection of the League of Nations. Throughout, Knock reinterprets the origins of internationalism in American politics, sweeping away the view that isolationism was the cause of Wilson’s failure and revealing the role of competing visions of internationalism—conservative and progressive.
Thomas J. Knock is Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of The Rise of a Prairie Statesman and coauthor of The Crisis of American Foreign Policy (both Princeton).