“The evil that men do lives after them;” says Shakespeare’s devious Marc Antony in his famous funeral oration from the play Julius Caesar. “The good is oft interred with their bones. So let it be with Caesar.” And Woodrow Wilson too? Or not?
The Wilson Legacy Review Committee of the Princeton University Board of Trustees, in taking on the responsibility of assessing the record of Mr. Wilson, who was president of the University from 1902 to 1910 and president of the United States from 1913 to 1921, has gathered letters from nine distinguished Wilson scholars, from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and universities, providing dozens of pages of historical information and insight, but nothing likely to make the committee’s job easier. more