India's emergence as leading power

The historian William McNeil has described the nature of power and its relationship with notions of fairness and ethics in the following words: “It seems unlikely … that recent and prospective enlargement of human capacities to organise and exert power will be permanently arrested by scruples against its use … Power in short ingests weaker centres of power or stimulates rival centres of power to strengthen themselves. This fact has dominated the whole history of mankind.” This represents the realist school of international relations where any ethical anchor is d.....

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