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Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace is a book by Henry Kissinger that was published in Previously I was pro-revolution, and then pro-empire, and then pro-revolution again come the s. The complex chain of Congresses is explained, which started after the end of the Napoleonic Wars inwith the Congress of Viennaand extended into the s. Lists with This Book. Secondly, I really developed an These are all hallmarks of a bureaucratic rationality against which a statesman will always struggle.

A World Restored

Overview Music Video Charts. While the United States must confront the Kremlin, t was possible to promote an international order conducive to stability, if not peace.

From onward, moderation was Metternich’s guiding principle in the path to European order, as he gestored Austria from the forced French alliance during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in which an Austrian corps, under Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenbergtook part z neutrality during the spring campaign and then as a leading member of the anti-French alliance that defeated France in and Trivia Word A World Restored In the Quadruple Alliance, it was resgored power that Great Britain brought to bear which ensured stability in Europe.

The young Jewish man was not just older than many of his fellow graduate students, he had aged in less visible ways, the ways that only a person fleeing for his life might. This is a very short book review written by one of the best known modern political kissingef. A young Kissinger writing about one of his heroes: In his view, solidarity among monarchs would restrain the danger of liberal revolutions and diverse national upheavals around Europe.


Freedom was possible because of deference to a legitimate authority and the statesman was duty bound to support this system, not to tear it down. This kind of conservatism was featured at the Congress of Vienna. It’s a well researched work drawing from first sources and tries to analyse the actions in retrospect.

To be sure, these men faced the limitations imposed on them by their respective states, but they rose to the occasion and forged a system with lasting implications for European politics Kissinger5. While France was the revolutionary power that spurred diplomatic activity in Vienna, those assembled there were well aware that a future revolutionary kssinger in the form of Russia could pose worod dangerous new hazard.

There are at least two forces at work against which the tragic hero of the statesman struggles. Brunhilde rated it it was amazing Mar 26, In fact, idealism, in either its traditional liberal form or in what became known as neoconservatism, played a hugely important role throughout modern history, for good or ill.

The French Revolution of and the subsequent Napoleonic invasion and rule of much of Europe had implanted new liberal revolutionary ideas that were never to be eliminated. 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”.

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

Realism certainly became his creed. If the statesman is always fighting a losing battle against the engrained features of his government and society, disaster ultimately and cyclically strikes.

States on the continent might align and realign with one another, but Great Britain could shift its allegiance as necessary to keep balance. This comes in two varieties. In the process, Metternich avoided breaking any of his treaties with his counterparts, as he knew that only established order among states would permit fragile Austria to survive.


Most political scientists were focused on nuclear diplomacy, while Kissinger reached all the way back to the Napoleonic Wars. He depicts how Czar Alexander became to an extent Metternich’s dupe.


Indeed, the worst can happen in international politics and there may only be choices among bad options.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. In making this claim the young scholar was criticizing modern trends in political science that attempted to discover covering laws for political interaction Ferguson The Art of War Sun Tzu. If students of strategy and diplomacy read one book on Henry Kissinger, this should be it. Dereck Lammers rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Sadfox rated it it was amazing Oct 23, This could only be done because each acted in the interests of his respective state and pursued conservative foreign policy goals that buttressed international stability.

Originally published in Their [the diplomats in Vienna] goal was stability, not perfection, and the balance of power is the classic expression of the lesson of history that no order is safe without physical safeguards against aggression… there was created a balance of forces which, because it conferred a relative security, came to be generally accepted, and whose relationships grew increasingly spontaneous as its legitimacy came to be taken for granted Kissinger— Kissinger teaches his readers how to conceptualize events.

Refresh and try again. After all, it is only the individual statesman who can engage in decisive moral acts, who can lead. However, if a revolutionary state is growling at those supporting the present order, diplomacy cannot function with a wolf at the door. Feb 28, Mansoor Azam rated it really liked it.

Modern political science calls these two varieties of domestic pressure problems of two-level games. Alexander Emslie rated it it was amazing Apr 13,