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Power and the State 2

This year's Reith Lecturer is British lawyer Lord Radcliffe. He was Director-General of the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and is most famous for his role in Partition, the division of the British Indian Empire, His work led directly to the creation of Pakistan and India as independent nations. He examines the features of democratic society, and considers the problematic notions of power and authority in his series of seven Reith Lectures entitled 'Power and the State'.
In his second lecture, also entitled 'Power and the State', Lord Radcliffe considers how early ideas about statehood developed. He explores the feudal structure of power in the Middle Ages, and examines how St Augustine's writings on the division between life on earth and the afterlife caused a conflict between the state and the Church.

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