An Inquiry into Diplomacy

Bowers, Claude G.
February 1955
New Republic;2/21/55, Vol. 132 Issue 8, p21
The article focuses on the book "The Evolution of the Diplomatic Method," by Harold Nicolson. The book contains the diplomatic methods and failures of the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Italians noted for the duplicity absorbed from the Byzantines and defended by Machiavelli, and the French from the time of Richelieu and Grotius until the Revolution. The Romans rendered an important service in the great days of the Republic by establishing some semblance of order in international relations and in stressing the sanctity of international agreements.


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