Power without victory woodrow wilson and the american internationalist experiment trygve throntveit on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers for decades woodrow wilson has been remembered as either a paternalistic liberal or reactionary conservative at home and as a nave idealist or cynical imperialist abroad. In power without victory throntveit brilliantly illuminates the rich intellectual terrain upon which woodrow wilson cast his sweeping democratic vision of global order strikingly original the book reframes our understanding of wilson and his hopes for democratic renewal at home and peaceful change abroad. Power without victory woodrow wilson and the american internationalist experiment it also complicates a narrative that for ninety years has shaped not only the governments role at home and abroad but the nations image in the minds of its citizens. In power without victory trygve throntveit argues that there is more to the story of wilson than these sad truths throntveit makes the case that wilson was t a wilsonian as that term has come to be understood but a principled pragmatist in the tradition of william james. Power without victory delves beneath popular stereotypes of wilson both good and bad to offer a sophisticated analysis of a pragmatic progressive tradition in american politics that is badly needed today
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