Morgenthau in America: The Legacy

  • Greg Russell


In the decades before and after World War II, the leading spokesmen of the American realist tradition exhibited a persistent philosophical and historical interest in the relation between power and moral purpose. Among this group, Hans J. Morgenthau was the leader and in important senses the guide. This chapter takes up Morgenthau’s legacy and his influence upon leading scholars and public figures of his day, in addition to some contemporary international thinkers. That influence registered differently, not only according to time and issue but also according to Morgenthau’s personality and interests. Attention is devoted to the philosophical Morgenthau, the academic and public person at different periods, and in different environments.


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  • Greg Russell
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  1. 1.University of OklahomaNormanUSA

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