Book Review

The Great War and the Predicament of American Democracy

The U.S. involvement in World War One unraveled the myth of exceptional American democracy as the Wilson administration unleashed a sweeping crackdown against dissent, German-Americans, and socialists on the home front.

8 min readAug 29, 2023

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U.S. President Woodrow Wilson makes a speech at the Congress in 1917, making a case to enter the Great War against Germany. (Source: U.S. Congress)

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