Letters to Australia, Volume 6

Essays from 1956–1972

Julius Stone

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Format: paperback
196 pages
ISBN: 9781743326114
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.30722/sup.9781743326114
Publication: 01 Feb 2020
Series: Letters to Australia
Publisher: Sydney University Press

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The years 1956–72 were as eventful as any that had gone before, and Julius Stone touched on many international issues. The hydrogen bomb and the space race were popular topics. Decolonisation and independence in Asia and Africa were covered, especially Indonesia and South Africa. He spoke about the Cold War, Vietnam War and relations with China.

Julius Stone (1907–1985) was Challis professor of jurisprudence and international law at the University of Sydney from 1942 to 1972, then adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales, until his death.

The book contains 75 talks.

Editor’s preface
SEATO and Australian foreign policy
Western diplomacy and the strategy of deterrence
Menzies on Iron Curtain
Adenauer, the Presidency of W. Germany, and the status of E. Germany
The Crimes Bill and civil liberties
War in the Congo
JFK’s foreign policy
The challenge of nuclear testing
The future of Britain's base in Singapore
Australian foreign policy towards Thailand, W. New Guinea
Space programs of the Great Powers
ANZUS Council; trade deals and UK exclusion
French Army and de Gaulle and the question of Algeria
State aid for private and religious schools – the Constitutional issues
Let sleeping dogs lie – the politics of separation of church and state
Capital punishment and the value of human life
Asian conflicts and hypocrisy
James Meredith and US civil rights
The UK and the Common Market
The suspension of drivers' licences – legal rules and precedents
Police and human rights – UN Conference in Canberra
US-Soviet trade expands; Soviets welcome Nixon
Pakistan-India conflict
China establishes relations with the Great Powers
The politics of immigration
Iceland claims wide fishing rights


Format: paperback
Size: 250 × 176 × 10⅞ mm
196 pages
Copyright: © 2019
ISBN: 9781743326114
Publication: 01 Feb 2020
Series: Letters to Australia