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The Larger Idea: Lord Lothian and the Problem of national Sovereignty

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Oxfam Shop Newcastle upon Tyne Lord Lothian (Philip Henry Kerr, 1882-1940) was a product of the British imperialist tradition who came to be seen, after his premature death in 1940, as a major influence on the movement for European unity. Though never a statesman of the first rank, he was never far from the centre of power. His sense of the fragility of international relationships in the vacuum of power left by the inexorable decline of the British Empire led him to pursue the 'larger idea' of supranational organisation, and his writing on this subject has been taken up in Europe as an important element in the evolution of the European Community. The studies in this book discuss the critical periods in Lothian's career. Jointly, they make a penetrating biographical study; separately, they illuminate some vital passages in the history of the twentieth century: the establishment of the Union of South Africa, peace-making at Paris in 1919, the growth of Indian independence, the liberal response to the breakdown of international order in the 1930s, the birth of the 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States, and the development of supranational theory in the post-war world. The essays are edited by John Turner who also provides an introduction. Very good condition. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards and pages are clean and undamaged. Binding is sound. Dust jacket shows evidence of ageing but only minor evidence of wear See Oxfam website for delivery information

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