Grand Strategies Literature, Statecraft, and World Order

ISBN-10: 0300171331
ISBN-13: 9780300171334
Edition: 2011
Authors: Charles Hill
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

"The international world of states and their modern system is a literary realm," writes Charles Hill in this powerful work on the practice of international relations. "It is where the greatest issues of the human condition are played out." A distinguished lifelong diplomat and educator, Hill aims to revive the ancient tradition of statecraft as practiced by humane and broadly educated men and women. Through lucid and compelling discussions of classic literary works from Homer to Rushdie,Grand Strategiesrepresents a merger of literature and international relations, inspired by the conviction that "a grand strategist . . . needs to be immersed in classic texts from Sun Tzu to Thucydides to George Kennan, to gain real-world experience through internships in the realms of statecraft, and to bring this learning and experience to bear on contemporary issues." This fascinating and engaging introduction to the basic concepts of the international order not only defines what it is to build a civil society through diplomacy, justice, and lawful governance but also describes how these ideas emerge from and reflect human nature.

Works Discussed in This Book
Prologue: Books of the Red Chamber
Classical Orders
Creative Disorder
Sources of Modern World Order
What Kind of State?
Enlightenment: Critique of Diplomacy, State, and System
America: A New Idea
Disorder and War
The Imported State
The Writer and the State
Epilogue: Talleyrand and Everything Else
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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