Woodrow Wilson's Critique of Popular Leadership: Reassessing the Modern-Traditional Divide in Presidential History

  title={Woodrow Wilson's Critique of Popular Leadership: Reassessing the Modern-Traditional Divide in Presidential History},
  author={Terri L. Bimes and Stephen Skowronek},
  pages={27 - 63}
Long a favorite of political scientists who worried about the limitations of the Constitution and looked to the presidency to meet the governing challenges of the twentieth century, Woodrow Wilson has more recently been taken to task for rejecting the wisdom of the founders and fostering developments productive of a systemic crisis of national authority. Curiously, this critique proceeds on a view of Wilson's historical significance that is not all that different from the one previously offered… 
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Wilson himself saw his ideas as a renewal of the Federalist political mentality
  • The Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson
  • 1988
This contrasts markedly with Wilson's decision to work his reform package through the old Democratic organization. Milkis
  • Sidney Milkis has recently analyzed the pathbreaking organizational innovations forged by the Progressive Party under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1994
Law or Personal Power
    Leaderless Government
    • PWW 10:289. Note, however
    As quoted in "A Newspaper Report of an Address on the South and the Democratic Party
      Cleveland as President
        The Credo
        • PWW
        Division and Reunion