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"Few 20th century diplomats match Abba Eban in intelligence and experience, and none in wit; so his reflections on diplomatic challenges int he century to come are uncommonly perceptive, rewarding and readable". — Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.<P>"Abba Eban's book is part statecraft, part diplomatic history, part autobiography, and entirely absorbing. His insights are as lucid as they are elegant, reaffirming his place as one of the most knowledgeable, wise, and eloquent of modern diplomats". — Henry A. Kissinger<P>"Diplomacy can only gain in public esteem by shaking off the intrinsically insoluble arguments about virtue and conscience and concentrating on more practical goals. Reciprocal self-interest is and should remain the central theme". — from Diplomacy for the Next Century<P>In this wise and eloquent book, one of the world's preeminent senior statesmen presents his views on the challenges of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. Abba Eban, who has been Israel's ambassador to the United Nations and to the United States as well as the foreign minister in several Israeli governments, draws on his years of experience and knowledge to offer an overview of diplomacy as practiced in today's world.<P>Interweaving historical data with personal reminiscences, Eban reviews the Cold War period and its end in 1989, praising the diplomatic restraint in the years that have followed; discusses the ethical confrontation between power and conscience in a wide range of international decisions and actions; and points out the difficulty of reconciling the promotion of universal human rights with respect for national sovereignty. Eban goes oil to deplore the lack of privacy in international negotiationsthat is the result of an increasingly intrusive media, shows that nuclear warfare is not a restraint against frequent military intervention, and warns against inflated views of what can be expected from the United Nations. He concludes with thoughts about the quest for peace i

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300072877
Author:
Eban, Abba Solomon
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Eban, Abba Solomon
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
International
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Diplomats
Subject:
Diplomacy
Subject:
Israel Foreign relations administration.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Castle Lectures Series
Publication Date:
19990410
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.56 lb

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