The Political Ethics of International Relations
Seventh Annual Morgenthau Memorial Lecture on Ethics and Foreign Policy
May 22, 1987
Leading international relations theorist Stanley Hoffmann argues that the greatest danger to ethical thinking in international affairs is "disembodied idealism," i.e., attempts to pose ethical solutions to political problems without first coming to grips with states and their interests. Like Hans Morgenthau, he links ethics with political realism.
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