Reading Guide for Discussion Section on September 7.pdf

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Reading Guide for Discussion Section on Friday, September 7 th : Overview: Today’s readings are original works by prominent realists (Thucydides and Morgenthau) and a prominent idealist (Wilson). These readings should be thought of as supplements to the textbook readings from Wednesday’s lecture. One of the potentially persuasive aspects of realism is the fact that observers across time have identified many of the same tendencies and patterns regarding human nature and conflict. Questions: 1) Pevehouse and Goldstein, in your reading for Wednesday’s lecture, identify several historical realist thinkers and realist writings. Who else from history, other than Morgenthau and Thucydides, is considered a “realist”? What about these thinkers and their writing “fits” with
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