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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 4 Issue 1</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>Apr-May 2023</Season>
      <ArticleType>International Relations</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Book Review: Twenty Years__ampersandsign#39; Crisis (1919-1939) by Edward Hallet Carr</ArticleTitle>
          <FirstName>Diya Raje</FirstName>
      <Abstract>There are four great debates in the field of International Relations. The first debate was initiated by Thyucidides’ ‘Melian Dialogue’ which marked the start of the realism versus idealism debate. ‘The Twenty Years’ Crisis’ written by E.H. Carr is an extension of the debate and he has focused on the inter-war period through the realist prism. It was written before the outbreak of the war in 1939 but loses nothing by that fact and just with minor modifications, an updated edition was released in 1946. Through his book he advanced the realist theory of international politics, as well as a critique of the utopian vision of the liberal ideas and argued that the neglect of the concept of power during the inter-war period was a major reason that put the world through another World-War. The relevance of a book is reflected by the longevity of its core idea. In this case, the contemporary relevance of the book can be assessed by reflecting on the fact that the world has witnessed two brutal world wars, a cold war, and is in the midst of another war and peace, as claimed by the idealists, is still an abstract concept. The review will be focused upon understanding the main idea of the book and assessing the key arguments presented by the writer, it will also aim to critically evaluate the idea of the text in the context of the realism versus idealism debate. Finally, it will present the contemporary relevance of this classical work by E.H. Carr.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Interwar Period, E.H Carr, Realism, Classical Realism, International Crisis, Power, International Relations</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ejsss.net.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=14624&amp;title=Book Review: Twenty Years__ampersandsign#39; Crisis (1919-1939) by Edward Hallet Carr</Abstract>
        <References>5. Bibliography &#13;
Mearsheimer, J. J. (2005). E.H. Carr vs. Idealism: The Battle Rages On. International Relations Sage Publications, 139-152.&#13;
Wilson, P. (1998). The myth of the and;#39;First Great Debateand;#39;. In M. C. Tim Dunne, The Eighty Yearsand;#39; Crisis: International Relations 1919-1939 (pp. 1-16). Cambridge University Press.</References>