‘The disenchantment conference’: Frustration and humour at the world disarmament conference, 1932
Webster, A. (2000) ‘The disenchantment conference’: Frustration and humour at the world disarmament conference, 1932. Diplomacy & Statecraft, 11 (3). pp. 72-80.
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A parody of the work of the Air Commission of the World Disarmament Conference of 1932–34 reveals the cynicism and boredom, as well as the personality, of the officials in the British delegation. In doing so, it demonstrates something of the futility of trying resolve the question of disarmament when bureaucrats and military experts are given free reign.
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