1 thought on “The Diplomat”

  1. I have had this book for over fifteen years now and read over a decade ago. It made such an impact on me that every time I pass by the the A's, I pause and stroke the 60 odd-year-old red hardback spine. It has been so long since I read it that I couldn't remember much in the way of details, just that it was a British diplomat or three traveling through Iran, Azerbaijan, and maybe even Afghanistan, and that the people and situations our hero met there moved him profoundly.These days I am recordin [...]

  2. The Diplomat is the story of a diplomatic mission to Moscow and Iran in 1946. Lord Essex, ace British negotiator who works over the heads of embassies, is trying to talk the -Russians out of supporting a revolution in the province of Azerbaijan. His objectives: to safeguard British oil in Iran, check Russian expansion, keep a friendly government in power in Teheran. Cagey operator though he is, Essex has been careless enough to select as his assistant a man he has never seen before, Geologist Iv [...]

  3. Põhimõtteliselt käib valge mees võõra õue peal kaklemas. Ressursid ei ole maailmas ühtlaselt jaotunud ja nii kaitsevad oma huve Iraani aladel nii Briti, Vene kui Ameerika esindajad, kohalikud laveerivad nende vahel. Meeldisid tegelased ja kirjaviis. Annab võimaluse piiluda saatkondade ellu, aitab ette kujutada, kuidas võiks diplomaadina maailma näha.Minu jaoks tekkis tugev seos M.M.Kaye looga "Kauged telgid", milles osa tegevust toimub 1870-ndatel Afganistani aladel, kus samamoodi brit [...]

  4. Hea raamat see ei olnud, segasevõitu, kehvapoolne, kehv kirjatöö, vilets raamat, kehv kirjanduslik tase. Et valitsejate jaoks ebamugav tõde laialt levima ei hakkaks, kasutab tollane välispoliitilise kuukirja Diplomaatia peatoimetaja Kadri Liik ühe teda enam mõjutanud raamatu kirjeldamisel just neid kõigile üheselt mõistetavaid väljendeid. Vaata veel: Kadri Liik "Apoloogia halvale raamatule"

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