An anatomy of international thought
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The political philosophy of international relations is the fully-conscious, formulated theory, illustrations of which you may find in the conduct of some statesmen, Wilson, probably Churchill, perhaps Nehru; and it may be expressed by serious writers, for example Kant or Kennan, Machiavelli or Morgenthau. The differences between thought, theory and philosophy are partly in the precision with which they are formulated, and partly in the degree of their profundity. Hobbes was certainly the first to make the equation between international relations and the state of nature. The essentials of the Charter were agreed and drafted at the Dumbarton Oakes Conference in September 1944, when international relations were a state of war. A Cosmopolis too is immanent in the existing state-structure. Behind the empirical historical members of international society lies mankind, the City of Man, the City of the World, the Great Society, Civitas Maxima, the Parliament of Man, the Federation of the World.