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The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

JOHN J. MEARSHEIMER, YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 328 PP., $30, SEPTEMBER 2018

IT’S A HOBBESIAN WORLD OUT THERE, and only realists thrive. For John J. Mearsheimer, the argument that Washington policymakers should embrace realpolitik is familiar, and he pounds it home

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