CONCLUSIONS REGARDING THE PRESIDENT'S SERVICE AT PARIS: SOURCES OF THE ATTACKS UPON HIM: THE PRESIDENT A TRUE LIBERAL
THIS concludes an all-too-brief sketch of the complicated crises at Paris and how the President met them--expending his energies beyond the limit of endurance in doing it. The President went to Paris the great moral leader of the world, and throughout the Conference he never for a moment lost sight of the ideals he went to fight for: he kept his vision clear; but he was willing to face the world as it is, a real world of imperfect human beings, torn by passion and fear--and yet a world in which after all we have to live.
If he had been a radical he would probably have tried to impose his ideals by force upon nations not yet ready to accept them in all their implications: would have broken up the Conference, and added fuel to the flames of world anarchy. If he had been an extreme