David Hume was not only a lover of political speculation, who dealt with politics in his most important works, but also an expert in military strategies and techniques; a friend and confidant of generals, ministers, parliamentarians, local administrators, dukes, and barons. He was also a talented diplomat, a moderate member of the British government, and an original interpreter of international affairs and war, which he experienced first-hand on the battlefield. Nevertheless, Hume's practical experience as a statesman has not received enough attention to this day. In this book, in the first complete edition, the five writings on Hume's involvement in political practice are collected: "A True Account of the Behaviour and Conduct of Archibald Stewart, late Lord Provost of Edinburgh" (1748); "Account of the Descent on the Coast of Brittany and the Causes of its Failure" (1746); "Journal of the British Embassy to the Courts of Vienna and Turin" (1748); "Dispatches of a British Diplomat at Paris" (1764-65); and "Correspondence of an Under-Secretary of State" (1767-68).
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