Charles de Gaulle, the International System, and the by Graham O'Dwyer

By Graham O'Dwyer

This leading edge account of Charles de Gaulle as a philosopher and author on nationalism and diplomacy deals a view of him a long way past that of a conventional nationalist. Centring at the approach de Gaulle looked countries as members the writer frames his argument by means of rationalising de Gaulle’s nationalism in the existential circulate that flowed as an highbrow undercurrent all through early and mid-twentieth-century France. Graham O’Dwyer asserts that this existentialism of the country and ‘the presence of the prior’ allowed de Gaulle to split the ‘nation’ from the ‘state’ while China, Russia, Vietnam, and East eu international locations, permitting him to appreciate the idiosyncrasies of particular nationwide characters higher than such a lot of his contemporaries. This was once particularly the case for Russia and China and intended that he learn the chilly battle global in a manner that Washington and London couldn't, permitting him a special perception into how they might act as members and in terms of different nations.

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