Faith in diplomacy


Archie Mackenzie has seen diplomatic service over 32 years in Burma, Cyprus, France, Thailand, Tunisia, the United States and Yugoslavia. Weaving through his narrative are insider stories from war-time Washington with Isiah Berlin; Tito’s Yugoslavia and beyond; the Brandt Commission; and the United Nations from its very start at Dumbarton Oaks and San Francisco.

In his narrative, he probes the moral issues behind the nation state, multilateralism and preventive diplomacy, and describes how problems even at the highest levels were overcome to demonstrate that faith and integrity can be successfully combined with working principles.