A World Restored [Henry A.; Henry A. Kissinger Kissinger] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Political Studies, History. 7 Apr Read a free sample or buy A World Restored by Henry Kissinger. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. 5 Feb Henry Kissinger is an icon within the American foreign policy community, but that was not always the case. A World Restored Metternich.

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After Napoleon was defeated, Metternich became the organizer of the Restofed system through which he sought the survival and advancement of the Austrian Empire. May be it owes it’s difficulty to the fact that while writing this Kissinger was teaching at Harvard, a teacher is not an easy writer, using bombastic words.

The practical implications of this last joint theme are clear. It’s a well researched work drawing from first sources and tries to analyse the actions in retrospect. After the fall of Napoleon, European diplomats gathered in a festive Vienna with the task of restoring stability following the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Worlld Roman Empire.

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I wasn’t quite sure that this was really the work of Henry Kissenger when I first got a copy of it To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Like Clausewitz who argued for the matching of military strategies with political goals, Kissinger reminds us that the diplomat may only maneuver within the space outlined by the policies of his or her government and aim to deploy a diplomatic strategy in support of such policies.

The main character is Klemens von Metternichthen the Austrian Chancellor.

First, Kissinger firmly makes the case for engaging in ongoing conservative, realist foreign policy. This book I need to reread, since my own opinions around international politics has evolved over time. The opening section offers a brief introduction to Henry Kissinger as both a statesman and scholar. What is truly remarkable about this book aa that the main reflections in this book transcend this historical moment and are repeated in Diplomacy and World Order. Regardless of his ideology, Henry Kissinger has had an important impact on modern politics and few would dispute his brilliance as a strategist.

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To ask other readers questions about A World Restoredplease sign up. Its insights into the past and present are wound throughout its chapters and seep from its paragraphs. Kissinger is an unabashed admirer of Prince Metternich, and he shows us how Metternich used his guile, and superior understanding of his diplomatic opponents allies to achieve policy goals that helped extend the life of the Austrian Empire while keeping at bay the forces of “revolution”.

The Cold War was certainly tense and the Soviet Union a potential revisionist state, but stability could be achieved if legitimacy and equilibrium could be established. A young Kissinger writing about one of his heroes: At the same time, nationalism was rising over much of the world. If the statesman is always fighting a losing battle against the qorld features of his government and society, disaster ultimately and cyclically strikes.

Beyond restorrd four themes, Ferguson eventually makes several closing observations about A World Restored and its author. It means no more than an international agreement about the nature of workable arrangements and the permissible aims and methods of foreign policy.

A World Restored

It is just hard for me to complete it. In his view, nuclear weapons and the fear they sowed did not change wordl politics; instead, these devastating weapons only demonstrated that governments had more to learn about keeping a stable international order, an issue about which the Congress of Vienna spoke directly Isaacson74 — 75; Kaplan This argument about legitimacy and stability evolved directly from Kissinger studying the Congress of Vienna.

Indeed, the worst can happen in international politics and there may only be choices among bad options. Kissinger wrote in his conclusion: The shelf of books he would write were no eestored than an aspiration at this point.

A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, by Henry Kissinger

This view of history and diplomacy ultimately brings dark tidings. After all, it is only the individual statesman who can engage in decisive moral acts, who can lead. This article does not cite any sources. Open Preview See a Problem?


Not only this book gives a tale in detail but gives the reader so many lessons in the art or problem of diplomacy that I recommend this to be a must keep for all diplomats. This relationship between force and diplomacy underpins one of the key observations in Restored.

A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-1822

Policy aims at fixing problems while bureaucracy aims to prevent them Kissinger Lists with This Book. While the making of policy is defined by contingency restorev flexibility, bureaucracies of government measure success in terms of calculability and safety, characteristics uncommonly associated with the messy process of policymaking Kissinger— I read this book when I had an immense dislike to Realpolitik.

Finally, worpd is a humility that readers today should take from reading Restored. If students of strategy and diplomacy read one book on Henry Kissinger, rrestored should be it.

The motives and manipulations come to life in the narrative without exaggerating Metternich’s role and lapsing into ‘hero worship. This comes in two varieties.

Kissinger — Its focus on diplomatic negotiations following the fall of Napoleon was seen kisssinger his peers as esoteric and out of tune with the times. The system was expected to give Kissingef peace and a new order after the violent struggles of the previous quarter-century. Such trust only opens one up to unnecessary risk. It may be read several ways. Instead, this book is best read to gain an understanding of its famous author, a man who would come to dominate American foreign policy between andand whose influence on American thinking has been even more profound since.

This first entry in that effort is wonderfully written and clearly argued.