Author(s): John J. Mearsheimer
In the West, it is a given that liberal America should spread democracy across the globe as a way to product human rights and promote peace. John Mearsheimer debunks this ideas, arguing instead for a strategy of restraint based on balance-of-power politics. This bold work offers a major theoretical statement on why liberal hegemony is a recipe for endless war and the diminishment of human rights abroad and civil rights at home. Book jacket.