The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present and Future of the United Nations

The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present and Future of the United Nations

by Paul M. Kennedy

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The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present and Future of the United Nations by Paul M. Kennedy

The Parliament of Man is the first definitive history of the United Nations, from one of America's greatest living historians.Distinguished scholar Paul Kennedy, author of the bestselling The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, gives us a thorough and timely account that explains the UN's roots and functions while also casting an objective eye on its effectiveness and its prospects for success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead. Kennedy shows the UN for what it is: fallible, human-based, often dependent on the whims of powerful national governments or the foibles of individual administrators—yet also utterly indispensable. With his insightful grasp of six decades of global history, Kennedy convincingly argues that "it is difficult to imagine how much more riven and ruinous our world of six billion people would be if there had been no UN."

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ISBN-13: 9780375703416
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 481,656
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Paul Kennedy is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Preparing for the Twenty-first Century and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. He serves on the editorial board of numerous scholarly journals and has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and several other publications. Educated at Newcastle University and Oxford University, he is a former fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn.

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