Reblog: What is Realism?

This is an interesting video series called “Theory in Action”, where prominent IR scholars talk about their schools of thought – Realism, Liberalism and Constructivism.

The International Scope

I guess the bottom line is that realists may not be angels, but in the real world, angels often turn out to be brutes. Because if you’re moralizing, crusading, saying we don’t like your human rights policies and we don’t like your regime the way — it’s not democratic enough, it’s not liberal enough, well, then you’re going to get involved everywhere.

 

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