RSSIssue 30.1

Introduction: Morgenthau in America

| March 10, 2016
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The essays in this roundtable explore how Morgenthau adapted his ideas for an American audience, and how his experiences in America impacted the evolution of his political ethics.

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Crisis, Values, and the Purpose of Science: Hans Morgenthau in Europe

| March 10, 2016
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Morgenthau, like many other émigré scholars, was a “traveler between all worlds,” meaning that Morgenthau in America cannot be understood without having knowledge about Morgenthau in Europe.

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Scientific Man vs. Power Politics: A Pamphlet and Its Author between Two Academic Cultures

| March 10, 2016
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This monograph reflects Morgenthau’s peculiar situation, as he inhabits two sometimes crucially different semantic and cultural contexts, but fails to bridge or broker them.

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Politics Among Nations: Revisiting a Classic

| March 10, 2016
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Morgenthau published Politics Among Nations in the United States in 1948 with the stated purpose of serving his fellow countrymen. But is it truly an American book? The evidence is mixed.

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Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

| March 10, 2016
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Is the American Century Over?, Joseph S. Nye Jr., (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015), 152 pp., $45 cloth, $12.95 paper. doi:10.1017/S0892679415000696 In his latest work, Is the American Century Over?, renowned Harvard political scientist Joseph Nye, Jr., sets out not only to dispel the myth of American decline but to argue that the United States will remain the dominant player in the […]

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Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War International Order

Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War International Order

| March 10, 2016
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Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer try to make sense of the Ukraine crisis for a general audience. The book’s major contribution lies in its attempt to provide what the authors term a “first cut at explaining the context, causes, and consequences” of a crisis that is still very much underway.

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The Assault on International Law

The Assault on International Law

| March 10, 2016
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Jens David Ohlin seeks to expose the shaky social scientific and philosophical foundations of what he calls “New Realism,” which questions whether international law can ever compel or even guide states to act differently than according to what they perceive as their self-interest.

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Jus ad Vim: A Rejoinder to Helen Frowe

| March 10, 2016
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Frowe argues from the revisionist just war position, accepting that this is the correct interpretation of just war principles. This view misses something important about the realities of war and is simply too impractical to be applicable to the entire continuum of violence in the international realm.

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