Dr Julie Smith
Teaching Fellow at the Centre of International Studies and Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge
Writing in 1997, Ralf Dahrendorf referred to his favourite countries: Britain and Germany, and the Europe – even the Europe – to which they both belong; his commitment to public service, to academia, to politics and to liberalism has been visible in all of them. Born in Hamburg, that most anglophile of German cities, on […]
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