No twentieth-century President quite compares with Woodrow Wilson as an innovative international statesman. He championed a whole new mode of American participation in world politics; although he fell short of his goals, he set the pattern for most of his successors, The magnitude of Wilson's accomplishment becomes apparent if we compare the nation's national security policies as they were before his incumbency and after his service.
Trask, David F.
"Woodrow Wilson and International Statecraft: A Modern Assessment,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 36
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol36/iss2/6