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, 2006 ), p. 397 . 6 C. Sylvest , British Liberal Internationalism, 1880–1930: Making Progress? ( Manchester : Manchester University Press , 2009 ), p. 46 . 7 Sylvest, British Liberal Internationalism , pp. 200–6. 8 D. Bell and C. Sylvest , ‘ International society in Victorian political thought: T.H. Green, Herbert Spencer, and Henry Sidgwick ’, Modern Intellectual History , 3 : 2 ( 2006 ), pp. 207 – 38 , at p. 230 . 9 C. Hobson , The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War, and Transformations in International Politics since 1776 ( Edinburgh

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Andrew Williams

), p. 372. On the ‘meliorist myth’ see Robert Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (Oxford University Press, 1975), p. 8. 4 One of the best descriptions of the Victorian Briton’s self-image can be found in George Watson’s The English Ideology: Studies in the Language of Victorian Politics (London, Allen Lane, 1973). He sums it up as ‘Liberty is the English ideology’ (p. 10). 5 E.H. Carr, The Twenty Years’ Crisis: 1919–1939 (London, Macmillan, 1939), pp. 13–16; Arnold Wolfers, Britain and France Between the Two Wars (Hamden, Connecticut, Archon Books, 1963

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The third American NWO – the Clinton and Bush presidencies, 1990–2006
Andrew Williams

‘good claim to being the individual most responsible for broadening the imaginative horizons of Victorian political thought’. He was clearly a ‘realist’ in that he is often74 seen as being in the same political lineage as George Kennan, Martin Wight, Herbert Butterfield or Reinhold Niebuhr, some key members of the realist canon, whom we have also identified as NWO thinkers of distinction. Bell shows how Seeley has been subsumed into what Karma Nabulsi calls the ‘martialist’ tradition of late nineteenth-century thinkers who lauded the development of the British Empire

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