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By Peter Johnson

ISBN-10: 1845402502

ISBN-13: 9781845402501

This booklet is quantity one in every of a two-part sequence (volumes offered separately). Taken jointly, the 2 volumes of A thinker at warfare learn the political considered the thinker and archaeologist, R.G. Collingwood, opposed to the historical past of the 1st and moment international Wars. Collingwood served in Admiralty Intelligence through the First international struggle and even though he used to be now not bodily strong adequate to play an lively function within the moment global struggle, he used to be rapid to sentence the guidelines of appeasement which he suggestion mostly liable for bringing it about.The writer makes use of a mix of political philosophy, historical past and dialogue of political coverage to discover what Collingwood says in regards to the First global battle, the Peace Treaty which it and the crises which ended in the second one global conflict in 1939, including the reaction he mustered to it earlier than his loss of life in 1943. the purpose is to bare the type of liberalism he valued and clarify why he valued it. by means of 1940 Collingwood got here to work out liberalism separated from Christianity will be not able to satisfy the mixed evils of Fascism and Nazism. How Collingwood arrived at this place, and the way achievable he eventually thought of it, is the tale advised in those volumes.

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