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Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary- 200 years of Conflict and Personalities
by Douglas Hurd
The argument between the noisy popular liberal interventionist approach and the more conservative diplomatic approach concentrating on cooperation between other nations has run for two centuries, and is at the heart of heated discussion on both sides of the Atlantic today. Hurd concentrates on personalities and circumstances. He begins with the dramatic antagonism after Wa ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 18th 2010 by Phoenix
(first published 2009)
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I liked the way the authors sympathetically deal with the legacy of the various foreign secretaries. The book brings out the the complex personalities, the complex history of the world, the difficulties that the leaders and dictators created as well as tried to solve very well. I liked the Epilogue which I think any leader in any sphere should read.
"Douglas Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell, CH, CBE, PC (born 8 March 1930), is a British Conservative politician and novelist, who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major between 1979 and his retirement in 1995." WikipediaMore about Douglas Hurd...