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Castlereagh's Catechism

A Statesman's Guide to Building a New Concert of Europe

Author: Brendan Simms
March/April 2013
Foreign Affairs


Foreign policy realists have long found inspiration in the ideas of Lord Castlereagh, who served as British foreign secretary during and after the Napoleonic Wars. A new biography of the statesman presents him as more ideological than is traditionally assumed, and suggests that his example is more relevant than ever -- and might even hold the key to solving Europe's ongoing crisis.

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