The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire
Published by Oxford University Press
Year: 2016
Susan Pedersen transports us back in time, to an age when powers, old and new, thought they could hold the world together, even as they dismantled the vestiges of empire. The fallacy and hopes of a world caught between evil and innocence are captured in Pedersen’s portrait of the birth of internationalism. Her authoritative journey through the League of Nations’ early days, its struggle with legitimacy and its ultimate failure at the feet of fascism, will surely jolt any modern-day reader who struggles with global governance today.