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Introduction: Morgenthau in America

| March 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 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 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 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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Death of the Statesman as Tragic Hero: Hans Morgenthau on the Vietnam War

| March 2016
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During the Vietnam War, Morgenthau came to see the growth of the national security state and the unaccountable exercise of executive power as a twin threat to the foundations of republican government.

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Hans Morgenthau and The Purpose of American Politics

| March 2016
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When read next to his Scientific Man vs. Power Politics, published in 1946, The Purpose of American Politics reveals a significant shift in Morgenthau’s intellectual and political orientations.

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Hans Morgenthau and the National Interest

| March 2016
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In order to understand Morgenthau’s views on the concept of “the national interest,” it is critical to understand the political context within which he first conceived of the idea.

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