The Alumni Review, Vol. 12: April, 1924 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Alumni Review, Vol. 12: April, 1924The leading article in the March num ber of The Journal of Social Forces, which is just out, is a tribute to Robert E. Lee, written by no less a person than Woodrow Wilson. In its whole career the Journal has published nothing more fascinating to the student of the national pageant than this study of one giant Virginian by another. The paper was ...
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riginally delivered as an address at the University of North Carolina, 'in 1909, before Wilson had emerged from the comparative obscurity of academic life into the fierce white light that beat upon him throughout the latter years of his career. But in spite of the fact that it is 15 years old, it has a curious time liness, or, rather, it is timeless, for it is a splendid reassertion of the ancient truth that as a man thinketh in his heart so he is. With Lee the great soldier and the great citizen were merely the outward manifestations of the great soul within him, and which would still have been great in any other age and under any other circumstances.The Journal calls attention to one striking feature of the speech. It was delivered, remember, in 1909, when Wood row Wilson was still a college president, and Verdun a provincial French town, and no man dreamed of the terrific fame which the next decade was to bring them both. Yet one might easily read a pre sentiment into the lines of the closing paragraph, which runs as follows.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.