EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): This amazing, very informative and extremely popular video (over 1.2 million views!) is a lecture on Ukraine by famous political science professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago in 2015.  Yet one has the feeling that it refers to recent events… This is the level of wisdom by Prof. Mearsheimer, who along with Prof. Steven Cohen (and partially Henry Kissinger) are the few voices of sanity, trying to inject some sense of logic and prudence in American foreign policy as it relates to Russia…  The “War Party” in DC has been trying to cancel these professors – and if you search you will find several “suddenly canceled” appearances and lectures… 

At the end of the Cold War, over 20 years ago, Prof. Mearsheimer was a very lonely voice.  He was advising the lunatics of the “War Party” in DC to tone down their actions when it came to Russia because they will likely produce the opposite results.  Nobody listened to him, as they were narcissistically enamored with themselves and their eternal “unipower” ideas…

Recently, reality has hit them so hard they are at a loss for words and actions.  They are facing Russia and Putin in Ukraine and they have already said – unanimously I might add – two major things: First, America has no vital interests in Ukraine. Second, they do not plan to send US or NATO military there.  Even the late John McCain, who never saw a war he did not like, said the same… In other words, they have lost the confrontation with Putin before it has started and the world is now waiting to see how much of an exhibition of power and where Putin will decide to do.   These brainless, greedy minions of the war party have nothing to offer anymore.  It would be better to resign once and for all and let America breathe freely…

Do not be discouraged by the length of this video – you can watch the first 20-30 minutes… By that time you will be hooked…

3 COMMENTS

  1. Dr. Stamatakis:

    I listened to the whole lecture, and also to the questions and answers. Prof. Mearsheimer speaks in a methodical way that is makes it easy to follow him. Even though the recording is seven years old, it’s remarkable how much his message applies to our present-day standoff with Russia over Ukraine. You would think that our foreign policy wonks in Washington would have learned their lessons. Of course, now the rift in Orthodox relations in Ukraine thanks to the interference of our State Department and Pat. Bartholomew have only exacerbated the division in that country, and in the Orthodox Church as a whole. Thanks for bringing this lecture to our attention.

  2. I echo the comments of Lawrence Wheeler above. It is utterly amazing to me how prescient Prof. Mearsheimer was then and how relavent his comments are today. Has Prof. Mearsheimer updated this lecture to reflect on the current Russia-Ukraine crisis, not that he needs to given he pretty much predicted this current situation. Of crucial importance to know is whether there actually was a negotiated peace agreement in April of this year, as Tucker Carlson claims, that the West nixed. If so, our leaders have totally failed us and the military industrial complex is running this show.

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