To understand the methods and biases of E.H. Carr, one must realize the popular philosophies of the time.
“International relations has always been plagued by the seeming battle between its two major doctrines– realism and Idealism. Realism is of course power politics and an ideology in which national interests and security always trump morals and international values. Realism sheds the international relation’s exterior carcass of morals and ethics and unveils the more self-interested aspect of decision-making and international co-operation.”
E.H. Carr: Realism vs. Idealism
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Game of Politics,