A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS by Angelo M. Codevilla

By Angelo M. Codevilla

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The United States and Canada, nations made up of many nations, are the world’s leading exporters of food. Their prosperity and coherence puts them in a class by themselves. Geographically, Europe is merely the Eurasian continent’s western cape. But its civilization and forms of governance distinguish it from the rest of the Old World as they distinguish it from the New World. Europe is divided geographically between its Balkan southeast, its Mediterranean south, its maritime north, and a northern plain that stretches from France to Russia.

In smaller third-world countries, the rule is the despotism of one man’s gang, as it was in antiquity. Despotism at home does not necessarily mean aggression abroad. Even large Oriental empires often choose to look inward, as did the Chinese dynasties that built the Great Wall, and as did the Japanese until 1868. Today, as ever, tyrannies typically prefer indirect strategies over wars that might bring a foreign power to bear on their inherently unstable domestic power. Hence, terrorism is the Middle East’s weapon of choice.

Foreign Policy (1976) by Anthony Lake, a member of President Nixon’s National Security Council staff, national security adviser for President Bill Clinton, and an adviser to the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama. To some liberals, however, World War II meant that internationalism had ignored the reality of hostility among nations. These critics called themselves realists. Their principal text was Professor Hans Morgenthau’s Politics Among Nations. First published in 1948, the book was assigned to more IR students than any other text for the rest of the century.

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