Fullerton, W[illiam] Morton. Problems of Power. New and Definitive Edition. London: Constable and Company, 1914. xxxvi, 344 pp. Cloth, moderate shelfwear, some staining to rear board. A few marks in pencil scattered throughout text, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location number to spine, institution stamps to endleaves, date-due sheet to rear free endpaper, card pocket to rear pastedown. A sound copy. $20. * Fullerton was an American journalist who lived in Paris. A well- traveled, sophisticated man, he was respected for his penetrating insights and graceful prose. Problems of Power, his finest work, argues that international law and Realpolitik lost their hold on the conduct of international relations around 1870. Contemporary affairs since then were determined by a fear of political weakness resulting from cultural and spiritual decline. Written during World War I, this book offers more than historical interest. Fullerton's argument that this fear was provoked by the global economy, and that it encouraged strident nationalism, protective economic measures and a fervent desire to repel foreign cultures, remains relevant today.
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