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Why leaders lie

Author: John J Mearsheimer
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2011.
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"In Why Leaders Lie, John Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying its different forms, the reasons for it, and the potential costs and benefits. Drawing both on historical and present-day examples, he argues that leaders often lie for good strategic reasons - as Roosevelt and Churchill did in World War Two - which makes blanket condemnation unrealistic and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Mearsheimer
ISBN: 9780715641569 0715641565
OCLC Number: 752783695
Description: xi, 148 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: What is lying? --
The inventory of international lies --
Lying between states --
Fearmongering --
Strategic cover-ups --
Nationalist myths --
Liberal lies --
The downside of telling international lies.
Responsibility: John Mearsheimer.

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"Intriguing" Max Hastings, The Sunday Times "Mearsheimer is admirably rigorous in his definition of lying...The Professor has a mastery of detail and a telling eye for a quote" Peter Oborne, Read more...

 
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