The Founding Fathers of International Relations Theory Loved War but Overlooked Sex

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Written by Paul Musgrave 14 February 2021

“When it came to power in pre-modern Europe, Morgenthau and other IR theorists zoomed in on war and conflict...but their attempt to find simple lessons of history is complicated by the fact that the actual levers of power amid Europe’s dynasties were often very different: marriage, sex, and family” (Paul Musgrave, 2021).

Publisher: Foreign Policy

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Category: Multilateralism