Renowned international-relations scholar John Mearsheimer will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
at a University Club of Chicago luncheon. In it. Professor Mearsheimer argues that liberal hegemony, the foreign policy pursued by the United States since the Cold War ended, is doomed to fail. It makes far more sense, he maintains, for Washington to adopt a more restrained foreign policy based on a sound understanding of how nationalism and realism constrain great powers abroad.
This is a ticketed luncheon. For more information or to make your reservation, please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880.
"Idealists as well as realists need to read this systematic tour de force. Even if you don't agree, it will discipline your own thinking."--Robert D. Kaplan, author of The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His many books include Conventional Deterrence. He lives in Chicago, IL.
A major theoretical statement by a distinguished political scholar explains why a policy of liberal hegemony is doomed to fail
It is widely believed in the West that the United States should spread liberal democracy across the world, foster an open international economy, and build international institutions.