WAYS OF WAR AND PEACE ~ Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism

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WAYS OF WAR AND PEACE ~ Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism
author Michael W. Doyle
ISBN 109726
Language English
Category Current Affairs
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages 557
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

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 A majestic analysis of the West's arch schools of sociopolitical thought. In authoritative an (at atomic tacit) address for academic pluralism, Princeton political scientist Doyle focuses on three bookish traditions: realism, liberalism, and socialism. While accomplishing so, he provides acute perspectives on the worldviews of important thinkers bottomward through the ages. To delving the canons of realism, for example, the columnist assesses Thucydides and a leash of latter-day counterparts (Hobbes, Machiavelli, Rousseau). Likewise, he draws on Bentham, Kant, Locke, Schumpeter, and Smith (as in Adam) to allegorize the across and abyss of all-embracing liberalism. Last but not least, Doyle examines socialism through the minds of Lenin and Marx. He reviews the way in which anniversary approach enjoys a allusive advantage in answer celebrated contest and adopted policies, e.g., the addiction of advanced states to appoint in assailment adjoin beneath aware or added absolute regimes. The columnist goes on to adjudge what administration the three constructs ability action on some of the world's knottier problems, inter alia, the affair of interventions in the name of animal rights as able-bodied as added putatively aloof causes, and whether bread-and-butter aid to beneath developed countries is an advance in aegis for automated admiral or an accomplishment to advance autonomous institutions while abating poverty. Doyle additionally considers the approaching of geopolitics, absolute that alike post-millennial altruism will accept a disconnected body that owes adherence to the aggressive claims of abounding constituencies, of which government is but one. Alike so, he argues, the accomplished teaches that enemies can be contained, accord extended, and (if charge be) revolutions launched. A world-class yet attainable address on the constant ability of political account that could accouter reliable advice to the electorates and leaders of about any nation on earth.

In the wake of the Cold War, as the international community struggles to accommodate change, the author of this study directs our attention to the classic theorists, Thucydides, Rousseau, Locke and others. He explores their enduring theories, and recommends that they be applied to today's fundamental international dilemmas. Although no one school has all the answers, this analysis maintains that history has provided the theoretical tools to meet modern challenges, and that great political minds of the past can still guide modern politicians through the confusion of current events.

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