Guy Arnold

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Guy Arnold (born 1932) is a British author based in Marylebone, London, and a specialist in north-south relations[1] who writes mainly in the areas of African history and politics, and international affairs. Over the course of his career, he has worked with the Overseas Development Institute, he created a National Youth Service in Zambia in the period before its independence in 1964,[2] and was Director of the Africa Bureau (a non-governmental lobby group) from 1968 to 1972, as well as working as a consultant in the field. He is the author of more than 50 books[3] including travelogues and educational books for children. He is an older brother to Bruce Arnold, a novelist and journalist based in Dublin.

He has lectured and taught courses on international affairs for over thirty years, at the Workers’ Educational Association[3] and the University of Surrey.[4]

While, most government officials on both sides have supported the Special Relationship between Britain and the United States, Guy has been sharp critics. In 2014 he denounced it as a “sickness in the body politic of Britain that needs to be flushed out”. Instead Arnold calls for closer relationship with Europe and Russia so as to rid “itself of the US incubus.”[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Longhouse and jungle: an expedition to Sarawak (1959)
  • Towards peace and a multiracial commonwealth (1964)
  • Economic co-operation in the Commonwealth (1967)
  • Rhodesia, token sanctions or total economic warfare (1972)
  • Sanctions against Rhodesia, 1965 to 1972 (1972)
  • Kenyatta and the politics of Kenya (1974)
  • The last bunker: a report on white South Africa today (1976)
  • Modern Nigeria (1977)
  • Strategic highways of Africa (1977)
  • Statistical guide to the Nigerian market (1978)
  • Britain's oil (1978)
  • Aid in Africa (1979)
  • Held fast for England: G. A. Henty, imperialist boys' writer (1980)
  • Modern Kenya (1981)
  • The unions (1981)
  • A revised 1862 manual of bayonet drill (1982)
  • Datelines of world history (1983)
  • Coal (1985)
  • Gas (1985)
  • Aid and the Third World: the North/South divide (1985)
  • Journey round Turkey (1989)
  • Book of Dates: A Chronology of World History (1989)
  • Britain since 1945: choice, conflict and change (1989)
  • Facts on water, wind, and solar power (1990)
  • Facts on nuclear energy (1990)
  • Revolutionary and dissident movements: an international guide (1991)
  • The world trade system (1991)
  • Brainwash: the cover-up society (1992)
  • South Africa: crossing the Rubicon - Volume 1992, Part 2 (1992)
  • The End of the Third World (1993)
  • Political and economic encyclopaedia of Africa (1993)
  • The Third World handbook (1994)
  • Wars in the Third World since 1945 (1995)
  • The maverick state: Gaddafi and the New World Order (1996)
  • Historical Dictionary of Aid and Development Organizations (1996)
  • The resources of the Third World (1997)
  • World Government by Stealth: The Future of the United Nations (1997)
  • Mercenaries: The Scourge of the Third World (1999)
  • The new South Africa (2000)
  • World Strategic Highways (2000)
  • Guide to African political and economic development (2001)
  • Historical Dictionary of the Crimean War (2002)
  • Africa: a modern history (2005)
  • The international drugs trade (2005)
  • Historical dictionary of the non-aligned movement and Third World (2006)
  • In the footsteps of George Borrow: a journey through Spain and Portugal (2007)
  • Historical dictionary of civil wars in Africa (2008)
  • The A to Z of Civil Wars in Africa (2009)
  • Morocco in the 21st Century (2009)
  • Matter of Opinion (2011)
  • Migration: Changing the World (2012)
  • America and Britain: Was There Ever a Special Relationship? (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mylius, Andrew. "Keeping the peace". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Guy Arnold". Atlantic Books. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Thirty years with the WEA for Guy". Workers’ Educational Association. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Arnold, Guy (2002). Historical Dictionary of the Crimean War. Lanham, Md. [u.a.]: Scarecrow Press. p. 179. ISBN 0-8108-4276-9. 
  5. ^ Guy Arnold, America and Britain: Was There Ever a Special Relationship? (London: Hurst, 2014) pp 6, 153