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- Published: January 1, 2005
Published 2005 (ISBN 1 902488 35 0) Price £9.95
On 31st March 2004 Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen delivered a John Smith Memorial Lecture at an event held jointly by Zurich Financial Services and the Smith Institute at William Kent House, London. Taking as his starting point John Smith’s belief that prosperity and social justice must go hand in hand, Lord Robertson discussed the importance of foreign policy in the pursuit of a fair society. He emphasised the importance of an internationalist perspective, both as a means of providing the security that allows us to pursue social justice at home, and in order to avoid the creation of ‘some cosy oasis of social fairness in a world of injustice’ – a state of affairs that would have been unacceptable to John Smith.