Book cover of The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities by John J. Mearsheimerby John J. Mearsheimer

A renowned scholar argues that liberal hegemony—the policy America has pursued since the Cold War ended—is doomed to fail

Named a Financial Times Best Book of 2018

“Idealists as well as realists need to read this systematic tour de force.”—Robert D. Kaplan, author of The Return of Marco Polo’s World

It is widely believed in the West that the United States should spread liberal democracy across the world, foster an open international economy, and build international institutions.

Interview with the Author

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John Mearsheimer on ‘The Great Delusion’
10/19/18          39 min

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