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Faith in Diplomacy >>
Throughout the highs and lows of a long diplomatic career, Archie Mackenzie has always striven to put service ahead of ambition. Campbell Leggat and Kenneth Noble tell his story.
Down to Earth Philosophers >>
Pierre Spoerri finds both inspiration and food for thought in Alain de Botton’s, ‘The consolations of philosophy’.
Heart and Soul for Europe >>
Edy Korthals Altes shocked the Dutch establishment when he resigned from the diplomatic service to become an outspoken writer and peace activist. He tells Hennie de Pous-de Jonge why he did it.
Dissident for Our Times >>
Russian essayist and philosopher Grigory Pomerants found his voice in a Soviet prison camp. He talks to Peter Thwaites
Jerusalem: a Place to Test the Heart >>
Peter Everington returns often to 'The Testing of Hearts', a book written amid the tensions of the Holy Land.
A European Enemy Reading List >>
Catherine Guisan-Dickinson reads two books which express diametrically opposed views of European union.
Roots of Violence: Springs of Healing >>
Charis Waddy joins Indian historian Rajmohan Gandhi on a journey through the history, pain and hope of his subcontinent.
A New Take on Peace and Religion >>
Margaret Smith finds lessons for peacemakers in a book which looks at conflict resolution through the lens of Jewish tradition.
When Neighbours Become Enemies >>
Laurie Vogel reflects on Michael Ignatieff's recent book on ethnic conflict.
The Sixty Minute Man >>
In 1988 Rob Parsons gave up his job as a lawyer to help bolster Britain's ailing family life. The founder of Care for the Family talks to Kenneth Noble.