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The Lessons of Tragedy
How Woodrow Wilson Lost the Peace

One hundred years later, the Versailles settlement stands as the foremost example of world leaders drawing all the wrong lessons from tragedy.

Published on: January 30, 2019
Hal Brands is the Henry Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. Charles Edel is a senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and previously served on the U.S. Secretary of State's policy planning staff. This article is excerpted from their upcoming book, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order (Yale University Press, 2019).
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