Why Hobbes still reigns supreme

In contemporary academia liberalism has gained the upper hand, including in the field of international relations. This has led to a vehement rejection of the ideas of the influential British philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes is generally associated in international relations theory with realist principles that ostensibly define the international arena as being driven by the interests of the national state. The security system is inherently … Continue reading Why Hobbes still reigns supreme