"No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations" by Mark Mazower
Lawrence Stone Lectures
PriUni Press | 2009 | ISBN: 0691135215 1400831660 9781400831661 9780691157955 9780691135212 | 248 pages | PDF | 7 MB
This book traces the origins and early development of the United Nations, one of the most influential yet perhaps least understood organizations active in the world today. Acclaimed historian Mark Mazower forces us to set aside the popular myth that the UN miraculously rose from the ashes of World War II as the guardian of a new and peaceful global order, offering instead a strikingly original interpretation of the UN's ideological roots, early history, and changing role in world affairs.