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User Review  - brleach - LibraryThing

Mearsheimer's writing is extremely clear and his arguments are assertively made. However, he cherry-picks from the historical record and distorts even the examples he chooses to make his point. Even ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oceanwings07 - LibraryThing

Mearsheimer takes the "offensive realist" approach, that in an unstable, anarchic world, countries will do what is necessary to a. maintain the balance of power, and b. gain any additional power they ... Read full review

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User Review  - awils1 - LibraryThing

If only it were that simple - checks and balances leading to feelings of oppression and eventual power-play. A worthy read, but definitely not the only answer. Read full review

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User Review  - jcvogan1 - LibraryThing

Very clearly written, almost too much so. Argues that the international system is inherently unstable do to constant quest for power, which is driven by survival instinct and fear of other states ... Read full review


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