This course examines competing visions in the ages-old search for stability and world order. It analyzes the basic premises of world politics and searches through history and culture to discover the lasting realities behind peace and war. In so doing it examines the historic, cultural, and strategic foundations behind such contemporary expressions as "new world order" and "multiculturalism." It concludes with projections about the future evolution of the international system.
John J. Tierney, Jr.