read Prof. John Mearsheimer's article "Liberal Talk, Realist
Thinking" (February/02) with interest and then waited to
see the letters in reply dissect it.
reply he deserved was a quote from H. L. Mencken: "To every
complex question there is a simple answer-and it's always wrong."
Mearsheimer states that liberals say one thing and do another
and that they-and all nations as well-use aggressive power to
seek to achieve their security, despite whatever they might say
high-mindedly. That's the same as saying all human beings are
the same and all human beings think alike and act out of identical
motives. What rubbish!
L. Metzger Jr., JD'61