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In Victory, Magnanimity, in Peace, Goodwill : A History of Wilton Park - Richard Mayne

In Victory, Magnanimity, in Peace, Goodwill

A History of Wilton Park

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2003
ISBN: 9780714654331
Number Of Pages: 468

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Wilton Park is a unique phenomenon: part of the Britih Government but academically independent; well-known among policy makers, but with a low public profile; created to help foster democracy in post-war Germany, but now with global reach; a vehicle for international dialogue, never one for British propaganda.

Why did the British Government create such an institution in 1946? What impact did it have? How did it evolve from a training centre for German prisoners of war to today's international policy forum?

In Victory, Magnanimity, in Peace, Goodwill tells the story for the first time. It describes how it was Winston Churchill who proposed Wilton Park's post-war role. But its founding father was a German: Heinz Koeppler, a historian who had fled from Hitler to Magdalen College, Oxford, and had worked in Britain's wartime Political Intelligence Department. After the war, he fought as many battles as during it, to resisit Government cuts and to maintain Wilton Park's academic independence as a centre of frank, searching and off-the-record debate. Koeppler's legacy is today's thriving institution.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Behind Barbed Wirep. 1
A European Educationp. 12
Pow Camp 300p. 24
Captive Audiencep. 29
Nissen-Hut Universityp. 48
From the Waste Landp. 62
Sheets and Dances and Tough Talkp. 81
The Captains and the Kings Departp. 95
Teach the Free Manp. 116
Goodbye to All That?p. 145
Aspiring Dreamsp. 163
Stately Homep. 174
Threatp. 192
New Lookp. 224
New Worldp. 243
Democracy in Aristocratic Dressp. 253
Headhuntingp. 265
Warden Emeritusp. 273
New Regimep. 280
Where There's a Willp. 291
Most Unkindest Cutsp. 300
Ructions and Resignationsp. 324
New Broomp. 348
Forty Years Onp. 363
Luxuryp. 378
New Statusp. 389
Continuityp. 414
Indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9780714654331
ISBN-10: 0714654337
Series: Whitehall Histories
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 1st April 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.99
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1