TWENTY YEARS OF EXPEDIENTS
Wandering between two worlds, one dead The other powerless to be born
-- MATTHEW ARNOLD
AFTER Woodrow Wilson returned from Paris with the treaty of peace with Germany, containing the Covenant of the League of Nations, there was a long delay, during which the world waited anxiously for the fulfillment of the hopes and wishes aroused by the spokesman of the United States. Europeans could not be expected to understand the intricacies of American party politics or of the working of the United States Constitution; but they grew increasingly alarmed, especially as political and economic conditions continued to be dangerously disturbed. The British government, concerned at the course which events seemed to be taking at Washington, sent over the former Foreign Secretary, who had now become Viscount Grey, on a mission of observation; but the ailing President was unable to receive him and he
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Publication information: Book title: The American Road to World Peace. Contributors: Alfred Zimmern - Author. Publisher: Dutton. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1953. Page number: 99.