Is There any Shame in Being Cynically Realist?

  • Ariel Colonomos
Part of the The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy book series (SPIRP)


These choice remarks are attributed to the American president, speaking of the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza . Roosevelt’s caustic maxim has passed into the history of international anti-morality: it announces and reflects quite accurately a certain “spirit” of the Cold War.


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