A New Machiavelli

Robertson, Priscilla
May 1954
New Republic;5/31/54, Vol. 130 Issue 22, p19
This article presents information on the book "Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace," 2nd ed., by Hans J. Morgenthau. This book includes a special view to colonial revolutionism and the various efforts of governments to make supra-governmental agreements both within and without the United Nations. He simply states that wars are not fought for economic purposes and lets the conclusion be drawn that the economic interpretation of history has been vastly overrated. Religious wars are the most bitterly inhuman of all wars, and the great danger of today is that communism and democracy will acquire the force of new religions so that their spokesmen can no longer horsetrade on the basis of enlightened self-interest.


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