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About the Author
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. He has published several books, including The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.
Stephen M. Walt is the Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and was academic dean of the Kennedy School from 2002 to 2006. He is the author of Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy, among other books.
"Controversial." --Terry Gross, Fresh Air, NPR
"It could not be more timely." --David Bromwich, The Huffington Post
"The strategic questions they raise now, particularly about Israel's privileged relationship with the United States, are worth debating." --David Remnick. The New Yorker
"Ruthlessly realistic." --William Grimes, The New York Times
"The argument they present is towering and clear and about time." --Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss.com
"Mearsheimer, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, and Walt, on the faculty at Harvard, set off a political firestorm." --Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal.com
"Promises controversy on a scale not seen since Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations sought to reframe a new world order." --Stefan Halper, National Interest.com
"Deals with Middle East policymaking at a time when America's problems in that region surpass our problems anywhere else . . . People are definitely arguing about it. It's also the kind of book you do not have to agree with on every count (I certainly don't) to benefit from reading." --MJ Rosenberg, Israel Policy Forum Newsletter