"If I didn’t feel that I was the personal instrument of God I couldn’t carry on."
-- Woodrow Wilson, during the negotiations for the Treaty of Versailles, as quoted in 1912 by James Chace (p.268).
Thanks to a Political Wire reader for sending this after reading the similar quote by President Bush earlier this week.
When I read that, a little factoid I've seen here and there in countless history books jumped out at me. It seems that the general consensus is that the Treaty of Versailles is one of the major causes, if not the cause, of World War II.
- "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana