Morgenthau Lectures (1981–2006): Words and Deeds in Foreign Policy

May 12, 1985

Moral principles become disconnected from political actions in three ways: contextualizing ethics for time and place as well as man, politics, and the nation-state; subjugating morals in the name of a utopian end; and viewing power alone as a moral principle.

TO READ IN FULL, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF FOUND ON THE RIGHT SIDEBAR.

You may also like

FEB 1, 2023 Podcast

Sanctions Loopholes, Rerouting Trade, & Russia's War Machine, with Rachel Ziemba

Leading up to the one-year anniversary of Russia's second invasion of Ukraine, Rachel Ziemba, head of Ziemba Insights and adjunct senior fellow at the Center ...

Avatar: The Way of Water theatrical poster

FEB 1, 2023 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Avatar: The Way of Water"

Read a synopsis of James Cameron's "Avatar: The Way of Water" with a discussion of ethical issues in the film related to colonialism, cultural appropriation ...

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in lit up in Ukraine's colors, February 2022.

JAN 26, 2023 Article

Is the West at "war" with Russia?

What does it mean precisely when German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says that the Euro-Atlantic community finds itself at "war” with Russia in Ukraine? Senior ...