dependence, and market economics. Transnational corporations, technology and information systems have tied the world more closely together than ever before. Self-determination and collective security are no longer theories or slogans but pivots on which the modern world turns. Above all, there is the revitalized United Nations, more active in establishing peace around the world than at any time in a generation. Without Wilson, his hopes and strategic calculations, perhaps we would still be debating whether such a thing as the League was possible or even desirable. The world may never really be completely safe for democracy, and we surely have not seen the end of war, but the world is demonstrably better off because of him.
As long as his principles live in the hearts and minds of men and women around the world, Woodrow Wilson can never be deprived of glory.