1923 September 26. "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York].
Comments on the political environment as established by the last presidential campaign, "...It is going to be a long time before the damage done in the campaign against Wilson and Wilsonism is repaired. He was a dignified and cultured gentleman whose greatest fault was that he was an idealist who would not stoop to the methods of his enemies, methods which finally destroyed him in the popular mind...If there is too much pandering to suspicion and fear and prejudice, the example was set by the moral bankrupts who now hold high offices." "It is like the Ku Klux Klan and other things that those in office are responsible for--they May object to them, but they are the creatures of their own making."