It Is Time for John Mearsheimer to Go

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 1, 2011

And while it pains me to write it as a onetime student in his classes, his departure should not be lamented.

As readers will note, the article makes reference to my writings on Mearsheimer. The specific blog post it points to can be found here. My most recent post on Mearsheimer, and his role in the Atzmon controversy, can be found here.

  • Anonymous

    If John Mearsheimer is confused about how the U.S. maneuvered itself into the Middle East, perhaps he should reread the editorial he wrote in The New York Times endorsing the first invasion of Iraq, back in 1991.  Because, apparently, if you endorsed an invasion of Iraq the first time, you’re a patriot, but if you endorsed it the second time, you’re a traitor.

    Here’s the beginning of his piece:

    DIALOGUE: GROUND WAR IN KUWAIT Will Iraq Fight or Fold Its Tent?; Liberation in Less Than a WeekBy John J. Mearsheimer; John J. Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, is author of “Conventional Deterrence.”Published: February 8, 1991

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