Diplomacy Harold Nicolson reveals the principles of professionalism   by Nicholas Dungan   Sir Harold George Nicolson KCVO CMG was the product of a patrician Victorian and Edwardian background and upbringing. The son of a future ambassador and the grandson of an admiral, he was born in Persia, where his father, later The Lord Carnock, was chargé d’affaires at the British Embassy.   Nicolson spent his childhood, inter alia, in Tehran, Budapest, Constantinople and Tangiers.… Read the rest

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Le Fil de l’épée

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