John Joseph Mearsheimer is an American political scientist and international relations scholar, who belongs to the realist school of thought. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He has been described as the most influential realist of his generation.
Mearsheimer is best known for developing the theory of offensive realism, which describes the interaction between great powers as being primarily driven by the rational desire to achieve regional hegemony in an anarchic international system. In accordance with his theory, Mearsheimer believes that China’s growing power will likely bring it into conflict with the United States.
Website and Publications: https://www.mearsheimer.com/
Why John Mearsheimer Blames the U.S. for the Crisis in Ukraine: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/why-john-mearsheimer-blames-the-us-for-the-crisis-in-ukraine
Comment: John Mearsheimer is from Brooklyn and served as a commissioned officer. If you’re from Brooklyn and served as a commissioned officer, you might recognize his life view.
Having that background, I certainly do.
If you don’t know Ray McGovern, he’s is a former CIA Analyst and commissioned officer. Class act and you should check him out. A Fordham graduate makes him a Jesuit product. And, from the Bronx.
I’m fine with the Ignatius Loyola point of view. As for the Bronx, Ray married a Brooklyn girl. So, despite the Bronx thing, he’s ok by marriage.