“Freedom to Wilson was the supreme blessing of man. Democratic government was superior to all others because it gave to men the greatest measure of individual liberty. Individual liberty—the words are inseparable [emphasis added]. The individual, Wilson said, is the ‘first fact of liberty.’ There can be ‘no corporate liberty,’ he pointed out. ‘Liberty belongs to the individual or it does not exist.’
“These are the keys to human progress. Wilson knew that only individuals, not government, can provide the sense of moral responsibility which is the basis of a just and enduring society.”
Bernard M. Baruch, The Public Years, 1960
Peter E. Greulich
Pete has been studying IBM and early American corporate history since his retirement in 2011. These are his thoughts and musings, and of those whose biographies he has read with links to articles and book reviews on this website.