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Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary (Paperback)

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Noisy popular liberal interventionism? Or a more conservative, diplomatic approach concentrating on co-operation between nations? This is the debate that lies at the heart of modern politics and Hurd traces its most interesting and influential exponents.

He starts with Canning and Castelreagh in post Waterloo Britain; to a generation later, the victory of the interventionist Palmerston over Aberdeen; then to Salisbury (Imperialism) and Grey (European balance of power); and finally to Eden and Bevin who combined to lay the foundations of a post-war compromise.

That delicate balance has served its purpose for over half a century, but as we enter a new era of terrorism and racial conflict, the old questions and divisions are re-surfacing . . .

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753828526
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 221 x 170 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A book of authority and insight -- Dominic Sandbrook * SUNDAY TIMES *
Unexpectedly enjoyable...it's a spry account with some vivid vignettes. -- Ian Pindar * GUARDIAN *
A fascinating insight into the second most powerful job in British politics. * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *

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“A fascinating study”

This is a series of studies of most of the foreign secretaries from the Napoleonic War to 1950. Many of them are in pairs as the two parts show the two dominant attitudes in foreign policy during this period. And they... More

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