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"Where are we going?": international relations and the voice from below

By Christopher Hill


They tell us that the Pharaohs built the pyramids. Well, the Pharaohs didn't lift their little fingers. The pyramids were built by thousands of anonymous slaves . . . and it's the same thing for the Second World War. There were masses of books on the subject. But what was the war like for those who lived it, who fought? I want to hear their stories. Writing about international relations is in part a history of writing about the people. The subject sprang from a desire to prevent the horrors of the Great War once again being visited upon the masses and since then some of its main themes have been international cooperation, decolonisation, poverty and development, and more recently issues of gender

Topics: JZ International relations
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 1999
DOI identifier: 10.1017/S0260210599001072
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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