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Harry Blustein

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992897

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.001.0001

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A better tomorrow

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The Ascent of Globalisation

Harry Blutstein

Manchester University Press

As the US entered the war, former presidential candidate and dedicated internationalist, Wendell Willkie worried that Americans were not looking ahead to when the war would be won. Having seen the opportunity squandered after the First World War, he set out to convince the public of the necessity of a strong international order to underwrite postwar security and prosperity. Through his book One World and his media appearances, Willkie campaigned against US isolationism and helped popularise liberal internationalism, both inside the US and elsewhere. His successes helped pave the way for the creation of the United Nations, World Bank, IMF and GATT, making Willkie an important pioneer in the history of globalisation.

Keywords:   Wendell Willkie, One World, Liberal international order, Pooled sovereignty

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