This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: oy us. Adolf Hitler actually was such a man and, not coincidentally, he wasn't particularly interested in acquiring the international prestige and legitimacy associated with a sitdown with English politicians he wanted a giant war. In general , the right wants us to believe that world history is littered with countries whose rulers , like Hitler, will stop at nothing short of worlddomination but who also spend their evenings fondly dreaming of the chance at a White House photoop. But that’s absurd. One shouldn’t, of course, strike a bad bargain with a foreign country just because you held a meeting, but to fear that the very act of holding a meeting is a blow to the national interest is silly Genuine madmen aren’t going to . care what “signal” we’re sending, and noncrazy people can be productively bargained with .
Best scholarship votes aff
Treisman 04 (Daniel Treisman, Cambridge University Press, International Organization Foundation, Vol. 58, No.2 Spring 2004,...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Summer '12