By E. Patterson
The aim of this quantity is two-fold. First, to reconstruct and debate a latest Christian realist framework, and moment, to use this sort of standpoint to the problems of up to date politics similar to the Bush Doctrine, the legislation of conflict, democracy and democratization, U.S. participation in foreign associations, and apocalyptic terrorism
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Ed. Eugene F. html. ” Herbert Butterfield, Man on His Past (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1955), 127–28. Josef Joffe, “How America Does It,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 1997, p. 13–27. Ashton B. Carter, John D. Steinbruner, and William J. Perry, A New Concept of Cooperative Security (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, January 1992). ” See “Hubert Vedrine, France’s Clever Cockerel,” Economist, February 28, 1998, p. 57. For an early perspective on George W. Bush’s foreign policy goals, see “George Bush and the Axis of Evil,” Economist, February 2, 2002, p.
77 There is no great power anywhere in the world today aiming for continental hegemony as Germany did in Europe, and it is difficult to foresee in the near or even medium term a bipolar world arising again. The Christian realists’ emphasis on moderation, diplomacy, an awareness of the balance of power, and the avoidance of wars of religion or ideology are as intensely relevant today as they were fifty years ago, in spite of the massive changes in the international system. 80 The Relevance of Christian Realism to the Twenty-First Century 41 One can make the argument that the Christian version of realism has more extensive resources than its secular Thucydidean counterpart with which to address these pressing problems of our contemporary world.
In fact, there is a clear Hobbesian element to Butterfield’s “everyman” because he lives in fear for his own and his country’s security, and he is always desirous of increasing his own and his country’s margins of security and prosperity. This “cupidity” of “everyman,” when multiplied by millions of citizens, inexorably translates itself into foreign policies of nationalism, expansion, and an inability to put oneself in the shoes of one’s competitors or adversaries. For Butterfield, this would have been as true of Wilhelmine Germany as of contemporary Russia, China, or the United States.