On liberal idealism and imperial overreach.
Why did the winners of the Cold War turn ‘revisionist’, undermining their own order? How has utopianism come to dominate the discipline of IR, such that we have lost the means to critique power?
We discuss Philip’s recent book, The New Twenty Years’ Crisis 1999-2019: A Critique of International Relations, which is both a revisiting of EH Carr’s international relations classic The Twenty Years’ Crisis as well as an account of the contemporary crisis of the liberal international order.
The New Twenty Years’ Crisis 1999-2019: A Critique of International Relations, Philip Cunliffe, McGill-Queen’s UP