This book shows that there is nothing new or wrong with the change in ultimate political responsibility, with examples of contemporary statesmanship. It attempts to explain that sovereignty has been increasingly relativized and interdependence is the dominant fact of life of modern politics.
0. Introduction 1. Konrad Adenauer 2. Charles de Gaulle 3. Margaret Thatcher 4. Ronald Reagan 5. Mikhail Gorbachev 6. Conclusions