Category Archives: John J. Mearsheimer

Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics

Here are some highlights from this 2011 book by John J. Mearsheimer: * In contrast to the international system, the structure of a state is hierarchic, not anarchic. In a well-ordered state, there is a higher authority—the state itself—to which … Continue reading

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Surviving Peace – John Mearsheimer full interview

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#328 9-20-19 Book Club: The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

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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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