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By Hans Kung

ISBN-10: 0195122283

ISBN-13: 9780195122282

Because the 20th century attracts to an in depth and the push to globalization gathers momentum, political and monetary issues are crowding out important moral questions about the form of our destiny. Now, Hans K?ng, one of many world's preeminent Christian theologians, explores those matters in a visionary and cautionary examine the arrival international society. How can the recent international order of the 21st century stay away from the horrors of the 20 th? Will international locations shape a true group or proceed to aggressively pursue their very own pursuits? Will the Machiavellian methods of the previous succeed over idealism and a extra humanitarian politics? What function can faith play in a global more and more ruled by means of transnational enterprises? K?ng tackles those and plenty of different questions with the perception and ethical authority that comes from a lifetime's devotion to the quest for justice and human dignity. Arguing opposed to either an amoral realpolitik and an immoral resurgence of laissez faire economics, K?ng defines a accomplished ethic based at the bedrock of mutual recognize and humane therapy of all beings that will surround the ecological, criminal, technological, and social styles which are reshaping civilization. If we'll have a world economic system, a world know-how, an international media, K?ng argues, we should also have an international ethic to which all international locations, and peoples of the main different backgrounds and ideology, can devote themselves. "The world," he says, "is unlikely to be held jointly by way of the Internet." For somebody involved in the realm we're developing, an international Ethic for international Politics and Economics bargains equivalent measures of proficient research, compassionate foresight, and clever information.

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Or a dictated peace, of the kind that the 'realists' Clemenceau and Lloyd George strove for, which would exclusively put the blame for the war on Germany and exclude it from the peace negotiations (unlike conquered France at the Congress of Vienna)? (c) The victory of the 'realists' We may readily agree with Kissinger that this world-historical controversy was not least a conflict between two different conceptions of diplomacy. But looked at closely, this is not a conflict between American and European diplomacy, but a conflict between the old and the new No Moralizing Ideal Politics 33 diplomacy.

How self-destructive these principles of real politics are can thus already be established with Richelieu, and even more with Louis XIV, under whose rule the sovereign nation state brought reasons of state and the struggle for hegemony to a climax. A great anti-French coalition came into being, which finally brought about the failure of his whole policy. The glorious reign of the 'Sun King' ended ignominiously: a quarter of a century of almost uninterrupted wars and unprecedented waste led to a decline in the population, impoverishment and state The Old Real Politics Again?

During a public campaign for the ratification of the treaty, long since worn out physically, on 25 September 1919 he collapsed in Pueblo, Colorado. He was no longer capable of playing an active role in the 1920 presidential election, but in December 1920 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and until his death on 3 February 1924 lived a completely withdrawn life in Washington. To this degree Wilson's foreign policy failed: the United States did not join the League of Nations; America was not yet ready to take on a permanent global role.

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