History of International Relations Textbook

The author

Erik Ringmar is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has a PhD in political science from Yale University and taught for 12 years in the Government Department at the London School of Economics, and for seven years as a professor of international politics at Shanghai Jiaotong University, in Shanghai, China.  Erik has written five books and some 50 academic articles exploring the history of international relations both from European and non-European perspectives. His CV is here. His next book will deal with dance and international politics.

Seems to me the Great White Replacement can't come a day too soon. White, male, Americans had their chance, and they blew it. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/opinion/tucker-carlson-white-replacement.html?smid=tw-share

The American animus towards trains in inexplicable. There is no other means of transportation more intrinsically linked to the soul of the country. Maybe reviving the trains will revive the national soul. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/opinion/Amtrak-trains-travel-south.html?smid=tw-share

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Marshall Sahlins died on April 5. The giants are leaving us one by one and we are increasingly alone. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1978/11/23/culture-as-protein-and-profit/ via @nybooks

Germany accepting 1.2 million refugees in 20106 turned out to be a great success.They have jobs, pay taxes, go to universities. The Germans got the best and the brightest from the Arab world. Not a "brain drain" as much as a "brain suck." @nybooks

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