Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary (Paperback)Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd (author)
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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
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 221 x 170 x 31 mm
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 *