Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

McQueen, Alison (Stanford University, California)

Cambridge University Press

12/2017

244

Dura

Inglês

9781107152397

15 a 20 dias

This book is for: anyone interested in apocalyptic thinking in politics, who will find examples of how this thinking shapes contemporary discourse; scholars of the history of political thought, who will find new interpretations of Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Morgenthau; and scholars of international relations, who will find a novel account of the political realist tradition.
1. Introduction; 2. Understanding the apocalypse; 3. Machiavelli's Savonarolan moment; 4. Hobbes 'At the Edge of Promises and Prophecies'; 5. Morgenthau and the postwar apocalypse; 6. Conclusion.
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