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Mearsheimer on Colbert

October 3, 2007

Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago is on “The Colbert Report” right now. Check out the video here.

As you might expect, the scholar is promoting his latest book on the Israeli lobby. Perhaps you remember the earlier article.

Why Colbert?

Maybe Mearsheimer, in his critical theory mode, buys into the comedy of great power politics?

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Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He serves on the University’s Sustainability Council and was a co-founder of the Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice program. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters and coauthor, with Nayef Samhat, of Democratizing Global Politics: Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community (SUNY, 2004). He is currently working on two major projects, one exploring the role of narratives in international politics and the other examining the implications of America First foreign policy.