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15 November 2017 | by Peter Hennessy

As always with the European question, passions will rise and prose will grow purple Premium

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The Lion and the Unicorn

 

Endgames. How they fascinate historians and forecasters alike. As the great anatomist of “soft power”, Harvard’s Professor Joe Nye, once explained, the Cold War was the first great power confrontation in which everyone knew what the final endgame would be if it went all the way – thermonuclear exchange and utter destruction.





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