Kenneth Waltz Quotes

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Kenneth Waltz Quotes

No system of balance functions automatically.
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According to the first image of international relations, the locus of the important causes of war is found in the nature and behavior of man. Wars result from selfishness, from misdirected aggressive impulses, from stupidity.

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Then what explains war among states? Rousseau's answer is really that war occurs because there is nothing to prevent it.

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If we are to have peace, we must learn loyalty to a larger group. And before we can learn loyalty, the thing to which we are to be loyal must be created.

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To build a theory of international relations on accidents of geography and history is dangerous.

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The most important causes of political arrangements and acts are found in the nature and behavior of man.

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Once socialism replaces capitalism, reason will determine the policies of states.

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The implication of game theory, which is also the implication of the third image, is, however, that the freedom of choice of any one state is limited by the actions of the others.

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It is not true that were the Soviet Union to disappear the remaining states could easily live in peace.

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The transitory interests of royal houses may be advanced in war; the real interests of all people are furthered by the peace.

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To solve these problems one needs as much an understanding of politics as an understanding of man - and the one cannot be derived from the other.

— Kenneth Waltz

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