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The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities By John J. Mearsheimer

Here are some excerpts from this 2018 book: Political liberalism, in fact, comes in two varieties: what some call modus vivendi liberalism and progressive liberalism, a terminology I use throughout this book.11 There are basically two important differences between them, … Continue reading

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John J. Mearsheimer’s New Book: The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

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The Tragedy Of Great Power Politics By John J. Mearsheimer

Professor Mearsheimer writes: “Theories encounter anomalies because they simplify reality by emphasizing certain factors while ignoring others. Offensive realism assumes that the international system strongly shapes the behavior of states. Structural factors such as anarchy and the distribution of power, … Continue reading

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The Case For Off-Shore Balancing

John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt wrote in 2016: Americans’ distaste for the prevailing grand strategy should come as no surprise, given its abysmal record over the past quarter century. In Asia, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are expanding their … Continue reading

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‘Liberal Dreams & International Realities’

John J. Mearsheimer has a new book containing eight chapters coming out next year with this working title. Three weeks ago, he gave three lectures at Yale based on material from his new book. “The United States has pursued liberal … Continue reading

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