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Hans Joachim Morgenthau (February 17, 1904 – July 19, 1980) was one of the major twentieth-century figures in the study of international politics. Morgenthau's works belong to the tradition of realism in international relations theory, and he is usually considered, along with George F. Kennan and Reinhold Niebuhr, one of the three leading American realists of the post-World War II period. Morgenthau made landmark contributions to international relations theory and the study of international law. His Politics Among Nations, first published in 1948, went through five editions during his lifetime.

Selected works

  • Scientific Man versus Power Politics (1946) Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace (1948, and subsequent editions) New York NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • In Defense of the National Interest (1951) New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • The Purpose of American Politics (1960) New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Crossroad Papers: A Look Into the American Future (ed.) (1965) New York, NY: Norton.
  • Truth and Power: Essays of a Decade, 1960–70 (1970) New York, NY: Praeger.
  • Essays on Lincoln's Faith and Politics. (1983) Lanham, MD: Univ. Press of America for the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the Univ. of Virginia. Co-published with a separate text by David Hein.
  • The Concept of the Political (2012; orig. 1933) Intro. by H. Behr and F. Roesch. Trans. by M. Vidal. Palgrave Macmillan.

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