Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Fadi Zatari

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University
Fadi Zatari
Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
March 14, 2019
A profound understanding of American foreign policy depends upon a thorough and a rigorous theoretical understanding of the ideology that stimulates and determines it. Liberalism claims that spreading liberal democracy across the world can be accomplished through an open international economy and international institutions that promote peace in the international system. Throughout his mainly theoretical contribution, John Mearsheimer argues that on the contrary, liberal democracy harms the U.S. and the international system.

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