Duties Beyond Borders: On the Limits and Possibilities of Ethical International Politics

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Duties Beyond Borders: On the Limits and Possibilities of Ethical International Politics

By Stanley Hoffmann
Syracuse University Press, 1981
288 pp. $18.00
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In a series of five published lectures, Professor Hoffmann addresses the age-old problem of the place of morality in relations among states. Being a liberal humanist and also a keen observer of the game of power politics and the pursuit of national advantage as it has been and still is played, he is constantly searching for the compromises and balances and practical forward steps that will maximize the possibilities for human rights and a more just and moderate world order-and one which will survive. He does so with his usual display of learning, rationality and felicity of expression.