Fullerton, [William] Morton. Problems of Power. New and Revised Edition. London: Constable and Company, 1914. xxiv, 390 pp. Cloth, moderate shelfwear, minor fraying to head of spine. Owner signature and annotation to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. $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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