Sitting on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1989, Daniel Patrick Moynihan apparently could not resist baiting the witness. If it was now obvious that Russo-American relations were to be conducted by “the normal means of compromise and accommodation,” what then, Moynihan mused, are we to make of Woodrow Wilson’s legacy? “I was long skeptical about Wilson’s vision,” answered the witness. “But I begin today in the light of just what has happened in the last few years to think that Wilson was way ahead of his time.” 1