Statecraft and Salvation

Statecraft and Salvation

Wilsonian Liberal Internationalism as Secularized Eschatology

by Milan Babík

277 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781602587434
  • Published: August 2013



Understanding Woodrow Wilson's approach to international relations requires acknowledgment of his Protestant faith. In Statecraft and Salvation, Milan Babík delivers a fresh analysis of Wilson's progressive international political thought by examining it within the broader context of the American liberal tradition. The progressive belief that the world in general, and Europe in particular, could achieve peace carried with it a secular hope and a Christian eschatological vision for the future. Babík contends that the ultimate result of this belief devolved to serve a more totalitarian agenda. Statecraft and Salvation traces Wilson's "New Democracy" to liberal internationalism as an effort distinctly shaped by his faith.