Diplomacy pp 84-97 | Cite as

Following Up

  • G. R. Berridge

Abstract

The great Florentine statesman and historian, Francesco Guicciardini, wrote:

In matters of business take this as a maxim, that it is not enough to give things their beginning, direction, or impulse; we must also follow them up, and never slacken our efforts until they are brought to a conclusion. Whoso conducts business on this system contributes in no small measure to its settlement; while he who follows a different plan will often assume things to be ended which in truth are hardly begun (Guicciardini: 85).

Keywords

Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Iraq Kuwait Libya 

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