Preparing for Larger Purposes: the Selection and Training of Third-World Diplomats

  • Robert J. Moore
Part of the Studies in International Development Research book series (IDRCO)


If politics is the art of the possible, diplomacy is the art of taking the possible beyond its local dimensions. The instruments used in this process must be finely tuned, for what can be struck with broad notes at home must be done with consummate artistry outside. By its very nature politics is combative — and not less so in one-party states than in those described as parliamentary democracies. For men agreed on ends will differ as to means and men agreed on means will differ as to modalities. This is what gives the game its attraction and the practitioners their gusto. Aggression is the better part of valour.


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