First published in 1933, this title presents the inner workings and diplomatic culture of the League of Nations in Geneva, at a time when the increasing strain of international relations was beginning to take its toll and disillusionment towards the League was growing.
Written as a series of short sketches, Max Beer’s communicates a variety of insights into the League of Nations. Delving into the machinations and bewildering configurations of diplomatic relations that predominated, while at the same time maintaining a very human perspective, this volume represents a unique resource for students of this period in European politics.
Table of Contents
Prefatory Note; Book I: The Journey to Geneva 1. The Woman at the Level Crossing 2. The Six Hundred and Sixty-Fifth Day 3. The Messiah 4. The Wooden Horse 5. The War Victim 6. Paper 7. Thou Shalt Not… 8. The Sieve 9. "A Sacred Trust of Civilisation" 10. The Prison House 11. Between the Rhine and the Kiel Canal 12. The Last Word 13. The Star of the Salève; Book II: The Hotel 14. Hottop’s Palace 15. Countess Trani’s Room 16. Laughter 17. Mr. Sugimura’s Map 18. Colours at the Front 19. How is it Done? 20. A Curiosity 21. The Whale 22. Prayer on the Roof 23. "Afrique du Sud, Albanie, Allemagne…" 24. The Hammer 25. The Woman at the Level Crossing; Analysis; Index