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(wɪlˈsoʊ ni ən)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Woodrow Wilson.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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Adj.1.Wilsonian - of or relating to or suggestive of Woodrow Wilson
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Latter-day Wilsonian acolytes will quarrel with Hannigan's conclusions, to be sure, but even scholars sympathetic to Hannigan's argument may have doubts.
This hearkened back to the aftermath of World War II and was premised on the assumption that, for good or ill, it was Roosevelt's adaptation of Wilsonian principles that had defined the American-led struggle against authoritarian communism.
The editors of the book write that contemporary criticism of Congress is too rooted in a Wilsonian disposition in favor of rapid, unified government action rather than slow, deliberate legislation under a system of divided powers.
Throughout the work resides the tension between the Wilsonian ideal of self-determination encountering and intertwining with the Orientalist/imperialist perspective.
Not even Woodrow Wilson ever uttered a statement so Wilsonian in tone and breadth.
Englund finds America shaped, justified, and exalted by Wilsonian arguments which arose in 1917, and which will not die.
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Unlike the peoples of Franco-British mandated Syria and Iraq, the Kurds had been granted a mandate-free Wilsonian right of 'self-determination'.
correctly argues, in the years of the Great War "the clash between Benedict XV" and the Wilsonian White House "became more or less total since the [President] considered pontifical diplomacy an inappropriate interference by a spiritual leader" (11).
The author's analysis is balanced in that he acknowledges the influence of both earlier presidents without glossing over differences, namely that FDR shied away from Theodore Roosevelt's global imperial ambitions prior to World War I and from wholesale Wilsonian idealism and collective security in the interwar period.
Next, he takes two long chapters to describe how the American concepts of world order developed, contrasting Wilsonian idealism to the pragmatism of Theodore Roosevelt.
Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism, by Elizabeth McKillen.