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The Tragic Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Orders / Edition 1
     

The Tragic Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Orders / Edition 1

by Richard Ned Lebow
 

ISBN-10: 0521534852

ISBN-13: 9780521534857

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Is it possible to advocate ethical policies to preserve national security? Contrary to some beliefs, Richard Ned Lebow demonstrates that ethics are conducive to the pursuit of national interests. Reinterpreting the writings of key figures in the history of "realpolitik", he argues that national interests are framed in the language of justice, and indicates the

Overview

Is it possible to advocate ethical policies to preserve national security? Contrary to some beliefs, Richard Ned Lebow demonstrates that ethics are conducive to the pursuit of national interests. Reinterpreting the writings of key figures in the history of "realpolitik", he argues that national interests are framed in the language of justice, and indicates the dangers arising from the unilateral exercise of American power in the post-Cold War world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521534857
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Nixon in Hell; 2. Tragedy and politics; 3. Thucydides and war; 4. Thucydides and civilization; 5. Carl von Clausewitz; 6. Hans J. Morgenthau; 7. The wisdom of classical realism; 8. Running red lights and ruling the world; 9. Tragedy and scholarship.

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