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Interest and Conscience in Modern Diplomacy

Fourth Annual Morgenthau Memorial Lecture on Ethics and Foreign Policy

May 26, 1984

Famed Israeli diplomat Abba Eban examines modern developments that are said to have vitiated the power of modern-day diplomacy, refuting each in turn. He says that the challenges facing today's diplomats lies in finding a middle ground between conscience and interest, much as Hans Morgenthau argued in his conclusion to Politics Among Nations.

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